Lagos State Table Tennis Association has endorsed Somolu Under-16 championship, an initiative of Somolu Newspaper, aimed at building a topflight of table tennis champions through grassroots sports competition both at the primary and secondary school level.
Mr Femi Sokoya, the chairman of the association, gave the endorsement at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos recently, noting that Somolu Newspaper is undertaking such a lofty and premium sporting project in the state, which maiden event will take place between November 21st to 22nd, 2019.
He stressed, “We are very excited at the project because it will help to develop youths at the grassroots level in a disciplined manner and create awareness among students at the local government for the project and we’re looking forward to it”.
He said, “Somolu Under-16 table tennis is a very fantastic idea and that the association is interested in as the activities will go a long way to expose the beneficiary students to proper mentoring and counselling”.
The 2 days event will be hosting over 10 public schools with about 100 students competing within Somolu local government areas of Lagos State in the maiden event. The competition which will take place at the Agunbiade table tennis indoor sports hall in Somolu will have guests from the sports industry, academics as well as the business world in attendance.