The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has concluded arrangements to host an All-Comers Event on Wednesday at the High-Performance Center, Port Harcourt.
It is the first official event on the 2017 calendar of the AFN. Head of Media and Communication for the AFN, Olukayode Thomas, said in a press statement that the All-Comers event will among other things be used to test the readiness and sharpness of the athletes who have been sweating it out with their various clubs and State federations.
“The federation will be having it’s All-Comers event at the High Performance Center in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, this is a good chance for athletes to put to test all they have been learning in the early season training they have been having,” Thomas stated.
Already, athletes across the country have arrived in the ‘Garden City’ as they are keen to get off the block after rigorous training exercises all geared towards making them excel in the action-packed 2017 calendar.
Some of the athletes who were spotted on Tuesday trying to put finishing touches to their programme said they are happy their season is set to start with a bang.
As stated by the AFN Technical Department, activities at Wednesday’s All Comers Meet will cut across the track as well as the field events.
The AFN All-Comers Meet is opened to athletes in the senior, junior and youth categories.