The President of Fair Cottage Empowerment Initiatives (FCEI), Judith Obomanu has appealed to Rivers State Government to provide a mini golf course for children to train and learn how to play golf.
She explained that with Port Harcourt Club 1928, golf is a restricted area for other children whose parents are not members of the Club, consequently depriving some children to learn the game.
Obomanu made the appeal shortly after she came back with three children that participated in this year’s IBB Open Junior Golf Championship, in Abuja, last week.
FCEI is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2014, which aims and objectives is geared towards training children in various sporting events and empower women in the country,
She noted that only Rivers State went with three children golfers, while other states attended the championship with over 50 children.
” I wish Rivers State Government own golf course or provide a place where children can be training and learn how to play golf.
“Port Harcourt Club is a restricted place where many children don’t have access to the facilities, except children that their parents are members of the Club.
I was shocked when I saw Otukpo, Lagos and Jos brought over children and well kitted to the championship,” she said.
Speaking, one of the golfers who represented the state at the championship, Christy Obomanu, age 10, said she felt good to participate, even though she came fifth in her category.
According to Obomanu, her ambition is to become the next Tiger Woods in golf.
” I felt good even though I came up fifth position, but I believe next time I will do better through training and hard work,” she said.
Others who represented the state are Okemute and Okeogene, from same parents.