Lagos Firm Takes Golf to Public School

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2AT Limited, a Lagos-based sports management firm is partnering the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board and the Lagos State Amateur Golf Association to grow the game in the state.

According to a Director of 2AT, Adekemi Badmos, “Our objective is to teach the teachers how to impact golf knowledge in Physical Education class. Many golf professionals are going into schools to teach, but we will reach a lot more children if the teachers are empowered to do it themselves.

“The Lagos State’s Universal Basic Education Board and the Ministry of Youth Development and Sport have been very supportive of this initiative and it all goes to show how genuine the state’s intention for sports development is,” she added.

The programme is scheduled to begin with a ‘Train – the – Trainers’ workshop to be held at Astro Turf 2000, Osborne Road, Ikoyi. The workshop is specially designed to help physical education teachers from the 20 Local Government Education Authorities in the state to deliver the programme successfully within the school setting.

With the ‘Let’s-Play-Golf –in-Schools’ initiative, children in the state are to be introduced to golf every year by taking SNAG into public primary schools.
According to Badmos, “core sports such as football, table tennis, basketball and athletics get introduced at this level and we think golf should too.”

A Master SNAG trainer from the United Kingdom, Tony Howarth, will be on hand to facilitate the three-day training programme that would be rounded off with a demonstration session with selected primary school pupils on Friday, February 21.

The SNAG curriculum runs in over 10 countries including, the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, and Scotland. The Nigerian franchise is run by 2AT and it is presently being deployed in some private schools in Lagos.

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