2024 Olympics Ticket, Grassroot Devt Our Target, Says Shooting Federation President

2024 Olympics Ticket, Grassroot Devt Our Target, Says Shooting Federation President
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By Joel Ajayi 

The newly elected President of Shooting Federation of Nigeria Commodore Bamidele Ayoade has revealed that 2024 Olympic ticket, grassroots development, infrastructure and others will be the priority of the present Federation. 


He gave this hints in Ilorin, Kwara state at the ongoing 6th edition of National Youth Game  while addressing journalists on his plan to grow Nigeria’s shooting.


According to him, “Our plan as a board is to develop shooting sports in Nigeria 

“The first assignment in our hands is fixing of Infrastructure because Shooting is one of the sports that is not played daily, that is why we are going to each geo political zone to develop the ranges. 

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“The next is grassroots development, we are going to Kano State, after that we will go to Rivers State. We pray that the state governments can help us sustain the training.

“After that we will go to Rivers State and hopefully we would get some talents from there. We hope to reach all the zones. 

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“I assure you that you would equally be carried along in the process,” he stressed.

“We want to ensure Nigeria qualify for the next Olympics in 2024 in Paris France.

He also promised  to always to carry media along in every activities of the Federation while calling on sponsor and appealed to Parent to always release their children for the game of shooting.

“One of our plans is to develop the game is zonal championship where most of our activities would be reported.

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“We would include media in our refresher courses in Abuja and also have a feel of what the athletes are going through. 

Meanwhile, in the history of youth games, 12 states participated which has never happened before.