Sports-inclined NGO, the Community Sport and Educational Development (CSED) has signed a two-year partnership with the newly inaugurated Board of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN).
Under the partnership, CSED and the BFN will assist in developing badminton at the grassroots level in the Niger Delta area and Taraba State.
The Niger Delta area of Nigeria comprise of the states of Edo, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa.
The approval letter of the partnership dated 8 April 2022 was signed by the duo of Francis Orbih, the president and Secretary General, Lilian Chinonso Obilor.
In it, the BFN thanked the Trustees of CSED Initiative for initiating the partnership aimed at discovering and nurturing the talents of Nigeria’s future badminton stars.
In his response, Cornelius Ehimiaghe (CSED Trustee) stated that CSED Initiative is honoured to be given the opportunity to make their iota of contribution to the development of badminton in Nigeria.
He stated that CSED hope to support the BFN with providing basic badminton equipment (rackets, shuttlecocks, and nets) for beginners, support in holding training courses for P.E. Teachers, as well as in providing online and face-to-face safeguarding training to BFN coaches and administrators at the state and national level.
The safeguarding of athletes has been made a priority by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) for national sports federations.
“CSED Initiative will support the BFN in striving to meet this responsibility through our providing the BFN free access to the services of qualified foreign and home base social workers who can deliver training on the safeguarding of athletes and minors that take part in sport.”