The Owner of the Ibadan based RACBAR Acacdemy, Amb. Romoke Ayinde has described the sterling performance of her boy, Habeebullahi Jamaldeen Ololade who featured for Edo State at the recently concluded National Youths Games and won gold medal as a testimony of her vision for the grassroots sports development.
The 14 years old Habeeb, who is a senior secondary school 2 student of Olubi Memorial Grammar School Kudeti Ibadan did not only won a gold medal in the 46 KG boxing category, but also emerged as the overall best boxer of the 2023 National Youths Games.
RACBAR Boss while receiving all her kids that went to the 2023 Youth Games to represent different states back to Ibadan promised to support the education of the young athletes while she singled out Ololade for a special prize.
Ambassador Ayinde who owns Kayrom Lee Gym and Fitness Centre that is located inside the Obafemi Awolwo Stadium Ibadan said her vision in establishing the RACBAR Academy is to produce genuine champions and is fast coming into fruition.
“In an effort to support and nurture children from the less privileged background in the society to the prominence in their respective undertaking through sporting activities, my firm Kayrom Lee Nigeria Limited established a talent hunt outfit, RACBAR Academy in the year 2019.”
“We are running the academy free and it derived its name ‘RACBAR’ from the acronym of ‘Racket games, Ball games, Aquatic sports and Ring sports’, and it was designed with a blueprint and policy paper to address the issues of age cheat that have become a cog in the wheel of the development of sports, not only in Nigeria, but also in Africa at large,” said the Oyo State Mother of Sport.
Amb. Ayinde who has been a principal partner with the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, South/West zone one, on grassroots sports development also hinted that she will be unveiling game of Netball at the grassroots in Oyo State by the 18th of this month with the aim to introduce the rudimentary and technicalities of the game to girls from secondary school level.