Badminton Federation, CSED Initiative Sign Tow-year Grassroots Development Partnership
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By Ebube Dike
The newly inaugurated Board of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) has magnanimously granted Community Sport and Educational Development, CSED Initiative request to be their partner in developing badminton at the grassroots level in the Niger Delta area and Taraba State, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
In the approval letter dated 8 April 2022 signed by the BFN President, Francis Orbih and the Secretary General, Lilian Chinonso Obilor, the BFN thanked the Trustees of CSED Initiative for wanting to support the the federation in discovering and nurturing the talent of Nigeria’s future badminton stars.
In his response, Cornelius Ehimiaghe CSED Trustee member said that CSED Initiative was honoured to be given the opportunity to make their contribution to the development of badminton in Nigeria.
Mr Ehimiaghe stated that CSED Initiative hopes to support the BFN by providing basic badminton equipment – rackets, shuttlecocks, and nets for beginners, support in holding training courses for Physical Education Teachers, as well as in providing online and face-to-face safeguarding training to BFN coaches and administrators at the state and national levels.
The safeguarding of athletes has been made a priority by the International Olympic Committee, IOC, for national sports federations.
“CSED Initiative will support the BFN in striving to meet this responsibility by providing the federation with free access to the services of qualified foreign and home based social workers who can deliver training on the safeguarding of athletes and minors that take part in sports.”