London – Miss Ebele Moses,15, one of the young leaders of the London Olympics 2012 International Legacy programmes, on Thursday said she hoped to represent Nigeria at future games.
Moses made the remarks when she visited the 2012 London Olympic Park and the Aquatics Centre located in East London in company of Mr Tanni Grey-Thompson, the International Inspiration Ambassador.
Moses, who is in London as part of an annual special trip for volunteers outside the UK under the International Inspiration delivery programme, is also volunteering at a school at Sainsbury, in London.,
The objective of the programmes is to use the power of physical education and sport to enrich the lives of millions of children and young people of all abilities globally.
Moses, who said she was delighted with the beauty of venue for the London Olympics 2012 said: “This trip has made me want to join a basketball club and hopefully one day I will play for the Nigerian National Team. ’’
She said the programme not only allowed her to meet with counterparts from other countries but also brought together students from diverse cultural background through sports.
“Since I got involved with this programme, my leadership qualities have improved; I am looking forward to going back and sharing what I have learnt. ’’
Also speaking, Grey-Thompson, who is a multiple Gold medallist in Paralympics’ games, described Moses as “very ambitious and talented youth”.
“Our young leaders such as Moses are testimonies to what the programme is delivering around the world and the impact that physical education and sport can have on young people’s lives,’’ Grey-Thompson said.
NAN reports that the programme is in collaboration with the UK Sport, UNICEF, British Council and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.
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