The Prize Giving Ceremony

A Table Tennis Board for the winning school in the double’s category.

The F3TC first prize winner, Kadijat Okanlawon lifts her trophy.

The winners pose with the Initiator.

 

Day 4: The Prize Giving Day

It has been four days of the Funke Treasure Table Tennis Championship, the first for the girl-child through the game of table tennis, all participating girls are getting rewarded today, our goodies are ready and the clock is ticking.

Day 3: Ongoing Funke Treasure Table Tennis Championship Live in Ibadan City, Nigeria

It’s still the third day of the tournament at the Indoor Sports Hall, Adamasingba Stadium, Ibadan. The competition has been intense all day. This is the moment when some of the girls hit the red carpet with the Initiator to celebrate their win.

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What a run for the winner, Kadijat Okanlawon! Here, her co-competitors lift her up in celebration.

Funke Treasure and the girls savour the winning moments together. The girls understood that we were all winners.

The Initiator, F3TC, Funke Treasure, with some of the participants on Day 3 of the maiden championship.

The Winners!
The 2018 F3TC winners
L-R: Kaosara Oyelami, Faith Oluwafemi, Kadijat Okanlawon, and Aishat Ojolowo.

Day 2: The F3TC Coaching Clinic

The F3TC Coaching Clinic is the developmental part of the Championship, where participants learn the basic rules about the game of Table Tennis and are mentored on how to play the game. About fifteen National and State Table Tennis players were coaches to the girls, including celebrated former National player, Mama Sola Abiodun.

Ms. Kaffo mentors at the Coaching Clinic.

All smiles at the end of F3TC Day 2.

Initiator and Consultant Coach strategise at the coaching clinic.

Participating girls being taught how to play ‘doubles’

Oyo State Head Coach, Alh. Idiat Aderibigbe and Ms. Bose Kaffo charting a course at the Coaching Clinic.

Table Tennis player coaches one of the youngest participants at the F3TC Coaching Clinic.

The girls watch and learn how to hold a bat.

The Exhibition Match at the Opening Ceremony

The exhibition was one of the major highlights at the F3Tc Opening Ceremony. It was preceded by the address of the F3TC’s Consultant Coach, Ms. Bose Kaffo. She talked about Table Tennis in Nigeria, the thrills and the gloom, the dominance of Egypt in Africa’s Table Tennis Championships and her experience as a young girl starting out early in the game of Table Tennis.

Ms. Bose Kaffo speaks to a captive audience.

Ms. Kaffo takes on Sadia, Table Tennis winner at the recently held National Youth Games in Ilorin

Ms. Kaffo teaches Sadia strategic positioning as a player

Ms. Kaffo plays with her mentor in the game, Continental Champion and Table Tennis legend, Chief Waidi Ekun

 

The Empowerment Session at the F3TC Opening Ceremony

One of the focal points of the Funke Treasure Table Tennis Championship (F3TC) is the integration of empowerment sessions  on finances, drug abuse & doping; reproductive health and confidence building. These sessions have been incorporated for the emotional, physical and psychological development of the participating girls.

Mr. Anthony Osae Brown, the Financial Editor, BusinessDay Newspaper was the first empowerment speaker at the F3TC. He spoke on financial literacy to 33 girls drawn from public schools and low income families in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Mr. Osae Brown teaching the girls about financial literacy.

F3TC Day 1: The Championship is Live in Ibadan!

It was a rainy morning in Ibadan, it poured almost endlessly leading to a delay of the opening ceremony. However, the participating schools arrived with their girls and registration commenced. The guests trickled in and soon the Indoor Sports Hall of the Adamasingba Stadium filled up with stakeholders in the Oyo State Sport Sector. It was a colourful event and there was palpable excitement in the air, history was being made.

The Registration Point.

The first set of F3TC competitors registering.

The opening ceremony of the Funke Treasure Table Tennis Championship commenced eventually, with the Initiator’s speech.

The Initiator asks the DJ to play Cobhams Asuquo’s Ordinary People before her speech.

The Oyo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Yomi Oke was there to give his support.

The Commissioner makes his remarks at the event.

We were honoured with the support and presence of the Captain, Table Tennis Section of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Alh. Saheed Adelekan

L-R: Deputy Director Programmes, Radio Nigeria, Ibadan, Mrs Bolatito Joseph, the Hon. Com. Mr Yomi Oke, Initiator F3TC, and Captain, Table Tennis Section, Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Alh. Saheed Adelekan

Our Consultant Coach, Five-time Table Tennis Olympian, Ms. Bose Kaffo was in-charge of the Championship.

Ms Bose Kaffo addressing guests at the opening ceremony.

 

Dr. Stella C. Okoli (OON) Supports F3TC

The distinguished Dr. Stella C. Okoli (OON) has delivered on her pledge to support the F3TC. The founder and CEO of Emzor Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited had promised material support earlier in the month for the Table Tennis project.

Her financial donation will now fund the production of jerseys, the empowerment session on drug abuse and doping; and meals for the four day Championship.

Dr. Okoli also donated goody bags, exercise books, pens, and motivational pamphlets to participating girls. This kind gesture on the eve of the F3TC Press Conference is a major boost in organising the first of its kind competition in Oyo State.

The F3TC team is proud of Dr. Okoli’s unalloyed support for the growth and development of the girl-child in Nigeria through sports.