Kwara State DOS to Declare Commissaire Course Open

first_img“The participants are expected to write examination on Friday to round off the course and those that pass will be issued with certificates”, he said, adding, “majority of them will be invited to officiate in major events in the future”, he stressed.Meanwhile all is now set for the maiden edition of the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak Cycling extravaganza.Over 200 male and female cyclists from all the states of the federation and Abuja as well as clubs across the country are expected to take part in the race.The male cyclists will ride 170 kilometers while their female counterparts will do 100 kilometres.The Governor of the state is expected to flag off the race that will begin in front of the government house close to the Kwara Hotels in Ilorin.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Kwara State Director of Sports, Tunde Kazeem will today at the University of Ilorin Sports hall declare open the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak three days Cycling Commissaires Course.Disclosing this in Ilorin yesterday, the Secretary General of the Nigeria Cycling Federation (CFN), Dayo Abulude said that over 30 participatants drawn from the 36 States and Abuja will take part in the course put together by the Nigerian Cycling Federation to train freshers in the art of officiating in Cycling.“One participants each came from 21 states and Abuja and the host state Kwara is representing five pariticipants. Some of the states fielding participants are Edo, Rivers, Ondo, Kaduna, Borno, Delta, Imo and Cross River, among others,” he saidThe CFN secretary disclosed that Dr Emmanuel Igbinosa, an International Cycling Union (UCI) certified referee and Osaretin Emuze, the chairman of the National Cycling Commissaires Association of Nigeria (NACCAN) are the resource persons for the event that will come to a climax on Friday.last_img read more

Women’s lacrosse goalie named to national team

first_imgThe accolades keep coming for a women’s lacrosse team still in its infancy but already making an impact on the national stage.The latest comes with sophomore goaltender earning a spot on the U.S. national lacrosse team, announced Aug. 7, the first Trojan to do so in the program’s four years of existence.Gussie Johns will be one of five goalies on the 36-player roster to represent the U.S. in 2017. She has backstopped the Women of Troy for the season, earning MPSF All-Conference Second Team honors her freshman year.Last season, Johns was one of the best goaltenders in the country, leading the nation with her 6.04 goals-against average. In 20 starts, she went 19-0 and was tied for the MPSF lead with 49 ground balls per game. She was the MPSF Defensive Player of the Week twice and a vital contributor to the nation’s top defensive team.Head coach Lindsey Munday was the captain of Team USA in 2013 — a year when the team clinched a world championship.“We are so proud of Gussie,” Munday said. “Not only is she an immense talent, but she is an incredible person who embodies the attributes of a Trojan. She puts the team before herself and works incredibly hard both on and off the field. This selection to the national team could not be more well-deserved and is a proud moment for her, our staff and the USC program.”Also representing USC on the team will be associate head coach Devon Wills, making the team for the ninth time, and assistant coach Alyssa Leonard, who is making her third appearance. Wills already has two championships under her belt, including being named World Player of the Game in 2013.The team was announced after a three-day tryout at the national team training center in Sparks, Maryland. There were 105 players from around the country selected for the tryout. Seniors Courtney Tarleton, Kelsey Dreyer and Amanda Johansen and junior Michaela Michael were also invited from USC.Team USA coach Ricky Fried said the field was talented and tough to narrow down.However, the field will be sliced in half to 18 players by the time actual competition starts for the national team. The team of 36 will train for the Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup next year in Guildford, England.last_img read more