Category Archives: Rope Skipping

Experts Predict Bright Future For Nigeria Rope Skippers…

Experts predict bright future for Nigeria rope workshop ends in style.

The 3-day intercontinental workshop organised by Nigeria Rope Skipping Federation which was held at the Mobolaji Johnson sports centre, Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, was concluded on Saturday with lots of enthusiasm and prediction of a brighter future for the sport in Nigeria.

Day One of the well attended workshop, began with a paper presentation titled; “Sport As Tool For Youth Empowerment” by the National Chairman of Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Rev. Samuel Ikpea.

That was quickly followed up with renown experts, Ms. Laila Little, President and founder of International Double Dutch League, Newark, USA and Ms. Keo Mokolopo, Vice President, Africa Jump Rope Federation, taking the participants and trainers on “Health Benefits of Double Dutch” as well as, “Introduction to Rope Jump as a sport”, respectively.

Day Two of the event was essentially a practical session. As executive member of the NRSF, Dayo Oyewo, took participants on the elements of freestyle skipping. The enthusiastic athletes were also taking through several other aspects of the sport, including Coordination, Speed and Freestyle.

And the final day of the ground- breaking workshop saw the athletes a recap of the two days of training on different aspects of the sport. Afterwards, certificates were presented to participants, as well as, awards to several distinguished dignitaries.

Speaking on the event, Laila Little expressed her delight over what she described as ‘immense potentials’ of Nigeria rope skippers.

“The talents, energy and desire of the participants is unbelievable. I am really impressed with what I saw in just three days,” Laila, a former world champion noted.

On the future of the sport in the country, she was quick to react that with more training for the athletes, and commitment to the sport by the stakeholders, Nigeria would be able to compete favourably with the best in the world in the nearest future.

Akeem Busari

Nigeria Rope Skipping Federation Holds Intercontinental Workshop…

Nigeria Rope Skipping Federation holds intercontinental workshop…celebrates Tinubu, Olukoya, others

Nigeria Rope Skipping Federation is set to hold a 3-day training workshop and awards that is expected to feature international trainers, experts and distinguished Nigerians from different walks of life.

In a release signed and made available to the press by Olusesan Olukoya, Secretary-General of NRSF, the historic workshop tagged ‘ Africa: Skipping to Stardom’ is scheduled to hold at the Lagos State Sports Centre, Mobolaji Johnson Sports Hall, Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos from Thursday 18th-Saturday 20th, April, from 10am.

It would see international trainers from USA, South Africa and Kenya, introducing new gimmicks and styles of rope skipping and double dutch to thousands of youths and kids.

“All is now in place for us to host delegates and trainers from several African countries, USA and indeed, the world of rope skipping, in what would be a ground-breaking event ,” he stated.

Former world champion and coach Laila Taliba Little, the President/Founder of the International Double Dutch League (IDDL) is expected to lead in a team of other world rated trainers and coaches including Cynthia Banks, Geraldine Code, Emma Barnes and Ayanna Atsu Haarul. As well as, South African Keo Mokolopo, the Vice-President of Africa Jump Rope Federation (AJRF) and project coordinator at South Africa Gymnastic Federation ( SAGF) to the intercontinental workshop.

Expected to benefit from the workshop are 1,000 school kids and well over 200 teachers who will be taught the latest techniques of rope skipping. It is also aimed at helping to nurture, develop and enhance the innate of African youths.

Olusesan Olukoya Secretary-General NRSF,

Meanwhile, some distinguished Nigerians drawn from different walks of life have been listed for the International Sports Excellence Awards organised by NRSF.

They include; Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, Rev. Samuel Ikpea, Sen Solomon Adeola, Sen. Adebayo Osinowo, Chief Segun Odegbami, Rev. Mother Esther Ajayi, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, Hon. Jide Jimoh, Barr. Adebisi Adegbuyi, Oba Gbolahan Timson and others.

Conclusively, he disclosed further that donations received shall be used to establish the national junior team( Skipping Eaglets) and senior team ( Bouncing Eagles).

Akeem Busari