Teenage boxers take centre stage in Potential Season 4
The Brian Ayonote Boxing Gymnasium, National Stadium, Lagos, will be the place to be on Saturday, December 3 as kid young boxing talents showcase their strength in the annual children boxing competition tagged "Potential."
The annual event organised by Child Dignity Foundation (CDF) is aimed at discovering and encouraging young boxing talents while also equipping them with necessary self esteem requisite for courageous living and success in life.
Potential is in its fourth edition and the head of CDF, Amaja Awogu, says she is inspired by its growing success and the modest contribution it has brought to bear in developing many of the participants.
"Potential started in December 2012 and, during the first edition, we had some outstanding female boxers one of whom is now on scholarship with the Lagos State Government. In the last edition, one of our sponsors also picked up another good talent for scholarship. This gives us great joy as we continue to provide the platform for the discovery of young talents and see responses towards helping them through fulfilling career in sports and education."
Among the child mentors involved in the programme are Olympian and Commonwealth boxing medalists, Jerry Okorodudu, Adura Lanlehin and Obisia Nwankpa.
The project also enjoys the support of leading cable television company, Supersport.
The Child Dignity Foundation is a non-governmental child protection, development and advocacy committed to the wellbeing of children, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds with the objective of creating value, respect and protection for them.