Archers are slugging it out at the second 2021 National Archery Championship in Abuja.
The Nigerian Police officers are once more showing their prowess of bow Marksmanship while Archers like Emmanuel Oyeleke of Leki Archers Club and Stella of Nigerian Police are fighting hard to maintain their lead as both were the previous Champions while both of them are now at semifinals
Tomorrow is the Finals day of the Championship
The Nigeria Police Archery team has emerged the overall winners of the Nigerian Archery Federation National Open Archery Championship with seven gold, four silver and one bronze medals.The Championship which was held at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja also witnessed the Lekki Archers Club, Lagos, finished second winning one gold medal. The third position went to the Nigerian Army team with three silver and two bronze medal
OVERALL MEDAL TABLE
The Nigeria Archery Federation (NAFED) is set to hold a 5-day National Open Championship at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium and Mogadishu Barracks in Abuja, starting from March 2 to 6, 2021.. Continue Reading
The Nigeria Police Games is a Biennial games and this year edition was 12th edition of the games, it was held in Awka, the Anambra State Capital.
The Games opening ceremony was declared open on February 29, 2020 at exactly 12noon, the games kicked-off at the famous Ekwueme Square in the beautiful and serene city of Awka, the Anambra State capital. The historic event which has as its theme “Promoting Community Policing through Sports” was declared open by the Special Guest of Honour, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON. In attendance, were top government functionaries, traditional rulers, captains of industries, heads of security agencies, key stakeholders and the creme de la creme from the Sports and Youth development sectors, Civil Society Organisations, the media, amongst others. The event also has the Executive Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief (Dr.) Willie Obiano, Akpokue Dike 1 as the Chief Host.
Over 3000 male and female Police athletes drawn from the 12 Zonal Commands and the Force Headquarters featured and competed in 31 indoor and outdoor sporting games which include Athletics, Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Judo, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Golf, Chess, Squash, Shooting, Karate, Swimming, Hockey, Badminton, Handball and had Archery as a demonstration event, amongst other sporting events.
The Archery events took place at the NYSC new camp ground where 30 Archers participated in 2 bow disciplines i.e Recurve and Standard bow events.
Archery began on 2nd February and closed on 4th February; though there was no enough bow but the available bows were shared after one another we could not really do any full program but we modified rounds to suit the available time so that shooting could go round every Archer.
Adisa Rahmon won the Individual Recurve with 3 straights against Seun of the same Zone 2 police command.
While Alaba Yewande won the women Individual Recurve event by 2 -1 against the same police mate Stella Aguodi of the same command.
The 3rd position was taken by another team mate Christiana Oyeleke
Women Individual Recurve Bow:
Alaba Ayewande - 1st Stella Aguodi - 2nd Christiana Oyelekan - 3rd
Men Individual Recurve Bow:
Adisa Rahmon - 1st
Emmanuel Oluwaseun - 2nd
No 3rd person
Women Individual Standard Bow:
Ugbeboh Amhantike – 1st
NwamodohBernice - 2nd Naomi Ojisua - 3rd
Men Individual Standard Bow:
Omoghoria Clifford - 1st
Obiwuma Andoro - 2nd
Owei Ugbei - 3rd
As part of our developmental efforts in Nigeria to develop Archery as a household sport as you have seen in our Vision and missions.
NAFED organized Archery Workshop for Nigerian Military and para military agencies in Nigeria; aside those held in Lagos; the first workshop in the Northern Nigeria took place in Abuja from 4th - 8th March and second one held from 6th - 12th April, 2019.
Furthermore, the Federation continued and held another workshop in Abuja for the third times and this time was for only military - Deference Headquarters i.e Nigeria Army, Navy and Nigerian Airforce.
The third workshop held in February, 2020 shortly before the board elections. Over 100 participants participated in the workshop. The participants were drawn from each of the Agency.around Nigeria.
The unofficial Archery training and demonstration was held at the 4th Youth Games 2018 Ilorin - Nigeria Youth Games
The National Youth Games which provides a level playing field for young athletes under the ages of 15 is expected to have former Directors-General of NSC including Dr. Amos Adamu, Dr Patrick Ekeji, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, and Alhassan Yakmut in attendance.The competition runs from September 7th to 17th 2018.
Many of these athletes who were discovered 3 to 4 years ago will be representing Nigeria in next Youth Olympic Games which for us is a major milestone.”
As the game expands with more states showing interest, Roller skating will be having its third demonstration during the games before they can be officially admitted to the games which is also featuring Lagos State for the first time.
About 70 youth including boys and girls participated at the Archery demonstration which the purpose was to market our sport to the organiser of the Youth Games.