The Head Coach of Precious Sports Academy of Okrika in Okrika Local Government Area, Rivers State, Levi Akuro has appealed to philanthropists, corporate bodies and the state government to come to the aid of the academy.
Coach Akuro made the appeal at the weekend in an exclusive interview with the Tidesports in Okrika.
He stated that his target is to discover talents from the grassroots, adding that, tender age is the best period to know their quality and know the area of sports they will be useful.
“It is time, corporate bodies, philanthropist and state government should support grassroots sports development in the state”, Akure said.
He explained that supporting the grassroots sports will give the young stars the opportunity to develop their talents and express themselves.
According to him Omubo Gabson that is representing the state in track event graduated from his academy.
“I need assistance from corporate bodies, government and philanthropists to enable me discover more talents from the grassroots. We all know that sports is capital intensive”, he stated.
The head coach noted that the state is blessed with abundant talents but to make them useful is were the problem lies, adding that if given the support he need, he will do more in the grassroots.
He further said that the most significant thing about grassroots sports is to provide training kits and equipment.
Speaking further one of the products of the Academy, Princess Gabson said, they lack training kits, adding that when given the opportunity to participate in any sports tournament she will do better.
KiaDum F. Edookor