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2017 Cowbell Football Academy Summer Camp Kicks off in Nigeria
The 2017 Cowbell Summer Camp Football Academy kicked off on Monday 24th of July at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The three-week sports event witnessed displays of basic football skills, intensive training, a mini-soccer festival, and behavioural and discipline talks amongst others.
Since its inception in 2012, the Cowbell Football Academy (CFA) was set up to develop and groom football talents from the grass roots, basically for children between the ages of 5 to 18 years. The Academy has seen tremendous growth and recognition among football fans.
Speaking on CFA’s health benefits to children, the Rector of CFA, Godwin Dudu-Orumen, said football helps to improve mental and physical alertness. He said the training at the academy is focused on developing children into champions with sound minds and bodies.
Dudu-Orumen said the fitness level of the participants is of primary importance throughout the three-week programme, which will culminate in inter-team competitions.
On the benefits of engaging in football, the Head Coach/Camp Technical Director, Hyacienth Nkwocha, said the game helps to reduce the risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease and increases speed and agility.
The Cowbell Football Academy, with locations in Surulere, Lufasi Nature Park, Lekki and Badagry (all in Lagos and Benin City), has 500 participants, while the summer camp programme is held only at the Lufasi Nature Park and the National Stadium, Surulere.