Old Parade Ground To Host FCT Handball Challenge


All is now set for the final phase of FCT Handball Challenge scheduled to take place in Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Abuja from 22nd- 28th June, 2013.
The annual competition which is being sponsored by Centre for Children and Youth Excellence in Sports in collaboration with FCT Handball Association will witness the participation of six male teams and three female teams.
The male teams are Safety Shooters, Civil Riders, Kada Stars, Edo Dynamos, Idah Pillars and Prison Key Boys while the female teams are Safety Babes (FCT), Civil Defence Babes (FCT) and Kada Queens (Kaduna State).
These teams made it to this final stage after finishing tops in their various groups in the preliminary round played last April.
According to draw released over the weekend by the Local Organising Committee of the championship, Safety Shooters (FCT), Edo Dynamos (Edo State) and Ida Pillars (Kogi) are in group A while Civil Riders (FCT), Prison Key Boys (FCT) and Kada Stars (Kaduna State) are in group B.
All the three female teams were grouped together and will play a round ?robin to determine the champions.
The Chairman of Local Organising Committee Bala K. Mohammed said that handball in FCT has come of age adding that the turn-around the game is enjoying presently in the nation?s capital has been a painstaking plan that has religiously been executed over the past five years.
He further called on the participating teams to adhere strictly to the rules of the game maintaining that discipline has always been the hallmark of the game of handball.
?We have put everything in place for this championship. I strongly believe that we will continue to wear our garment of Pace setters which FCT has been known for.
Day one Fixtures (24th June, 2013)
Idah Pillars v Safety Shooter(M) 8am
Safety Babes v Civil Babes (F) 10am
Prison Key Boys v Kada Stars (M) 4pm

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