Shuttle time badminton training ends in Yenagoa 

Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) recently held a two day “Shuttle Time” training for Secondary Schools Physical Education teachers (P.E) and their students in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Capital.
The event which was held at the Indoor Sports Hall hall of Samson Siasia Stadium was attended by Physical Education teachers from twenty three schools, as well as, over eighty secondary school students.
Shuttle Time is a grassroots badminton training programme that is designed by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), to make the racket game accessible to students; thus enabling them to learn the basics of the game in a creative way.
It is also is one of the sports learning programme in the world where students and their teachers can learn about the basics of the game together.
The training of the P.E. teachers and their students was facilitated by Shuttle Time Coordinator, Coach Suleiman Tajudeen and Mimi Onengiyi (Certified Shuttle Time tutor).
Bayelsa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Chief Daniel Igali, was represented by the Director of Sports Bayelsa State Sports Council, Sir Braveman Wodi, at the event. 
Sir Braveman Wodi, reiterated the Bayelsa State Government’s commitment to the development of sports and the training of coaches and Physical Education teachers.
He appreciated the Badminton Federation of Nigeria led by Francis Orbih and their grassroots development partner, CSED (Community Sport and Educational Development) Initiative, for taking grassroots badminton to secondary schools in the State.
Sir Wodi, equally commended the Governor, Senator Douye Diri and his Deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, and the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Chief Daniel Igali, for giving premium attention to sports in the last three and half years of the administration. 
The highlight of the training was the presentation of free equipment (badminton rackets, nets, and shuttles) courtesy of CSED Initiative, to the secondary school students that attended the event.

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