Deeper Life School Aims High with Sports

Deeper Life School Aims High with Sports

The Deeper Life High School (DLHS), Mowe Campus, has expressed its determination to be counted among the best academic institutions in sports excellence in the country.

At its 6th biennial inter-house sports competition held on the campus field last week Friday in Mowe, Ogun State, the school’s Administrator, Mr Emmanuel Eze, explained that over the years, the institution has continued a gradual and positive integration of academic excellence with sports in the quest to nurture best talents in both fields.

In his welcome address, Eze, who noted that sport was good for physical fitness, and strength and an integral part of life, plays a major role in any student’s growth and development.

On the Academy, the Administrator, who said DLHS believes in sport, hence, went all out to float the Sport Academy.

According to him, “the Academy, which took off recently, already has over 600 enrolees and we have the capacity to accommodate more in the years to come,” he remarked.

He said the school has secured the services of four current coaches who are training the students in football, volleyball, handball and basketball.

He added that the programme would run for two years and after the completion of the training, enrollees would be given a certificate that would be recognized globally.

“The programme will run for two years and after the completion of the training, the enrollees will be given a certificate that could be recognized anywhere in the world.

“We are also training our enrollees for local leagues and working towards getting Scouts who can spot out the youngsters and introduce them to the bigger world of sports.

“The optional training programme that is held Friday and Saturday, focuses on providing the trainees with needed drills and skills to achieve their desired mastery of sporting activities while their academic progress and fulfilment are also being well taken care of for life and career advancement.”

“The goal is to provide young athletes with easier access to harness boundless opportunities in different frontiers and as well acquire a rounded education that instils an understanding of the values of winning with the required discipline for them to manifest or exhibit their highest capabilities.”

The event chaired by Rear Admiral D.S Atakpa, drew other dignitaries, parents and well-wishers.

The Administrator assured all that the academy will not in any way affect the student’s academic performance.

At the inter-house sports, several sporting activities like tug of war, high jump, match past, relay race, and 100, 200 and 400 metres races among others were undertaken.

In the final aggregate, Yellow House with 16 gold, seven silver and five bronze medals, came 1st, while Blue House came 2nd having won nine gold, 16 silver and nine bronze medals. The 3rd position went to the Green House, with nine gold, seven silver and 12 bronze medals.

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