C&S FP Sports Academy, Kwara SWAN Collaborate to Train Journalists in Handball Reporting


In an effort to enhance media coverage and promote the sport of handball, the Cheribum & Seraphim FP Sports Academy in partnership with the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Kwara Chapter has conducted a specialized training program for journalists.

The training, held at the C&S School Ilorin the Kwara state capital , aimed to equip reporters with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively report on handball games.

The C&S FP Sports Academy and SWAN Kwara Chapter’s joint initiative marks a significant step towards bridging the gap between sports reporting and handball. By equipping journalists with the requisite expertise, the collaboration aims to pave the way for increased media coverage, heightened public interest, and overall growth of handball in the region and beyond

Renowned scholar and handball professional Player, Dr. Anthony Olajide Ojomu, took the center stage during the event, delivering an insightful lecture on the history of handball and the role of media in its promotion. Dr. Ojomu’s expertise and passion for the sport were evident as he emphasized the importance of accurate and engaging reporting to attract more enthusiasts and players to the game.

Dr Ojomu

The training also featured a session led by an International Handball Referee, Mr. Kayode Adigun, who shed light on the intricate rules and regulations of the sport. With his vast experience, Mr. Adigun provided valuable insights into the mode of punishment in handball, clarifying misconceptions and ensuring that journalists have a deeper understanding of the game’s technical aspects.

Mr Adigun

Shortly after the training the facilitators took participants on a field trip where C&S FP Sports Academy U12 players entertained them with playing skills, the trip was to complement what the journalists were taught in the training

SWAN Kwara Chairman, Mr. Ayodeji Ismail, conveyed a goodwill message during the event, commending the collaborative effort between C&S FP Sports Academy and SWAN Kwara Chapter. He expressed optimism that the training would yield positive results in the quality of handball reporting and further elevate the sport’s status in the region.

Participants in the training expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in covering handball matches. They acknowledged the significance of accurate reporting in promoting the sport’s development and vowed to apply the lessons learned to their future assignments.

Group photograph

As the training concluded on a high note, the organizers expressed their commitment to holding more educational programs in the future, fostering stronger ties between sports academies, media professionals, and sports enthusiasts, all for the greater advancement of handball.


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