Summary Report on Itsekiri NextGen Sports Day

  • Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2022 Session 25 Report
  • Topic: Sports Day
  • Date: Saturday 02/07/2022 
  • Volunteers Present: 6
  • Total Number of Attendees: 88
  • Timings: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Main Topic/Activity: Sport day 
  • Resource Person: Itsekiri NextGen team 


The 25th session of the 2022 Itsekiri NextGen project was our first Itsekiri NextGen Sports Day in alignment with the International Day of Sports Development and Peace. As a team, we understand the importance of our participants being fit and leading a healthy life. This necessitated the decision to run a sports day.

“Sport has the power to align our passion, energy and enthusiasm around a collective cause. And that is precisely when hope can be nurtured and trust can be regained.  And that is precisely when hope can be nurtured and trust can be regained. It is in our collective interest to harness the tremendous power of sport to help build a better and more sustainable future for all.”

– UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed

Session Delivery of the Itsekiri NextGen Sports Day

The session began with an opening prayer. Mr. Emmanuel Fregene and Mr. Emmanuel Egbe briefed the participants on the importance of sporting activities and how to coordinate themselves on the way, and at the Warri Township Stadium (venue for the sports activities of the day).

The majority of our participants now have the Itsekiri NextGen branded T-shirts and this was what they wore for the Itsekiri NextGen sports day. After arriving at our usual venue, we conducted a head count before guiding the participants to the Warri Township Stadium under the supervision of the volunteers.

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The participants stood according to their team for a warm-up exercise with some stretching, jogging on the spot, e.t.c. 

The second activity was 100 m dash done by the male cohorts, and then the female cohort of each team. The rest of the participants cheered them on. This was followed by a relay race, which was also done by both the male and the female cohorts separately.

The first round of the tug of war saw Team Ikenwoli competing against Team Erejuwa II, with Team Ikenwoli emerging as the winner. Team Erejuwa II and team Ginuwa II also had their tug of war with team Ginuwa II emerging as the winner.

The winners of the two challenges had the final round of tug of war. After many tussles, team Ginuwa II emerged as the overall winner. 

They were all given glucose to help boost their energy levels. Glucose was part of the items in the Itsekiri NextGen first aid box, which was taken along to the stadium.

Due to the heavy downpour, everyone went to the main stadium bowl for refuge, which turned out to be fun for all as they automatically cheered football players having a match on the field.

A beautiful gift was given to an outstanding participant named Ayiri Omatsone who was still able to keep her team together as a team leader despite the excitement. She also participated in sporting activities.

Other key activities during the session

We gave first aid to one of our participants after he sustained a minor injury.

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