At least 300 schools from the six education districts in Lagos State will feature in the maiden Premier Lotto Lagos School Athletics Championships, which kicks off today.
Schools from Ikorodu, Somolu and Kosofe will kick-start the tournament today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, with the aim of making the grand finale on 9 March to determine the state’s champions.
The competition is among secondary students in public and private schools in the state and is bankrolled by Premier Lotto in collaboration with the Lagos State Athletics Association and Lagos State Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development.
According to the organisers, the tournament is aimed at promoting athletics in schools as well as to discover new talents. The competition will be in two categories starting with the district finals made up of the six education districts in the state.
The technical officials of the competition have warned participating schools to desist from cheating, as the organisers would sanction any school caught.
Top athletes from each district will qualify for the grand finale scheduled for the Teslim Balogun Stadium. Agege Stadium will host District one and Six tomorrow and 6 March respectively to determine the athletes that will compete in the finale.