By Olayinka Elebute
…Want more on grassroot development
President of Tony International Gymnastics Club,TIG,Tony Asuquo is hoping for a synergy between his club and Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria,GFN that will ensure that more gymnasts are produced in the country.
Tony, who spoke on the backdrop of donations made to some less privilege in Mpape,Gwassa and to some other Fulanis leaving beside the MKO Abiola stadium in Abuja said there focus as an organization is to ensure that they discover new talents through some of their grassroot initiatives and nurture them to stardom.
‘every year we organize program for children in IDP camps in Abuja, so that we can create platform for some of them with talents to be discovered and nurture them to world class’
‘we have discovered so many talents through and that has motivated us to do more’
‘We hope such programs can be replicated in other states of the federation but that can only be possible through the support of the GFN because they have the clout to do it’
TIG is the biggest gymnastics club in Abuja and Nigeria with its President, Anthony Asuquo being the first Nigerian to become a certified MAG Artistic Gymnastics coach from University of Pretoria, South Africa and also a certified academy expert and aerobic gymnastics from Benin Republic.
The club has produced so many gymnasts that have participated and won medals at National Sports Festival, National Youth Games and African youth games and also go on to represent Nigeria at Olympics