Maltina brand begins school games competition to discover talents, promote youth
Nigerian Breweries, under the Maltina brand has begun sponsorship of secondary schools games competition, designed primarily to promote the development of over 20 million secondary school children through sports and impact communities.
Tagged ‘Maltina Schools Games’, the campaign will involve a series of track and field sporting competitions held across four states in Nigeria to grow the future champions at the secondary school level. This is with the objective that the journey to stardom starts with baby steps.
Explaining the concept of this initiative, Jordi Borrut Bel, managing director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, said “The Maltina School Games is a platform designed to promote the development of children from improving their social and leadership skills, to bettering their wellbeing through sports.
It also contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, which is to ensure the health and wellbeing for all, with a focus on young schools children”, he said.
Sade Morgan, Corporate Affairs Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, said “Maltina is a brand that understands that happiness is not only a fleeting moment of joy, but it is the overall wellbeing that comes with activity, community bonding and a drive for secondary school students across Nigeria to play happy together and share happiness”
In the competition, registered schools will be required to present their students who will compete in the state preliminaries heat and final events which will hold across Lagos, Anambra, Abuja, and Kano. Qualified students in the preliminaries will advance to the national finals which will hold in Lagos in March, 2020. The secondary schools games competition is in partnership with Nigeria School Sports Federation, NSSF.
Schools which don’t have facility for training are encouraged to share with other schools for the training of their students. Winners will also be rewarded with prizes including scholarships, laptops among others.