Sports

We have provided extensively for sporting activities in Greensprings School, to enable us explore the skills and tactics over a range of team games. We understand that certain skills and tactics can be developed from basic to complex and applied to various sports, e.g in our swimming lessons; we explore the techniques for water safety and competence, linking to real life situations, as well as the basic skills of freestyle swimming. It is important to note that these skills are also transferable towards academic excellence.

Here are the core sports activities that we offer: - Football, Swimming, Tennis, Athletics, Basketball, Table Tennis, Skating and Volleyball.

We also have indoor sporting activities such as Gymnastics, Chess and Dance etc.

Our coaching team, headed by Mr. Richard Welford applies modern technicalities to explore the potentials from every student. The coaching team ensures that our students get the necessary inspiration to enable them succeed in their sports subject of choice, by organising productive sports development programmes in the school premises.

To further inspire our students towards excelling in sports on an international stage, the following successful Nigerian Olympians have been invited to participate during some of our sports developmental programmes– Chioma Ajunwa, Falilat Ogunkoya, Mary Onyali, Chika Chukwumerije, Kanu Nwankwo and Bose Kaffo.
Greensprings School is currently in partnership with The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) in pursuance of the Olympic Value Education objective among students. As partners, our students were given the opportunity to represent Nigeria at the Olympic Education Exchange Programme in 2012 London Olympic Games; in order to be part of this global initiative.

Awards

International Competitions:

Chidubem Emuwa, a student of Greensprings won a Gold medal for Nigeria at the Special Olympics in Atlanta, USA 2015 bringing honour not only for the school but to his fatherland.
Greensprings male soccer team won the 2014 Keele Football Tournament held in the UK.
Greensprings male soccer won the silver trophy at Nottingham International Football Tournament UK.

National Competitions:

Greensprings female basketball team also won the gold trophy at Doregos Basketball Championship.
1st position Association of International School Activities League 14-15 years (Boys) Soccer 2010
2nd Position Lagos State Organized 5-a-side School Competition 2011
Winner of the first organized International Super Derby Championship 2012
1st position Association of International School Activities League 10-11 years (Boys) Soccer 2013
1st position Association of International School Activities League 12-13 years (Boys) Soccer 2013
1st position Association of International School Activities League 14-15 years (Boys) Soccer 2013
Winner Etisalat under 15 School Cup Lagos Zones 2014
Winner Etisalat under 15 School Cup South West Region 2014
1st position Association of International School Activities League 9-a-side (Boys) Soccer 2015
1st position Association of International School Activities League 9-a-side (Boys) Soccer 2016
1st position Association of International School Activities League 9-a-side (Girls) Soccer 2016
Winner GTB Masters Cup 2016

As part of our objective to ensure our students are adequately prepared and equipped with relevant skills, here are some of the yearly sporting activities that we undertake:-

Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp: In conjunction with Kanu Heart Foundation, the annual Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp was established to enable children from ages 5 – 17 learn basic football skills from top coaches around the world, including coaches from the English Premier League, with support of Lagos State Football Association.

Sports trips: Students are taken on sports trips to Barcelona, Madrid and Nottingham, where they compete with other students abroad as part of their training and development programme.

Sports Forum: An annual sports forum has been instituted where all sports stakeholders in Nigeria and beyond including doyens of sports journalism gather in Greensprings School, Lagos to brainstorm on the way forward for school sports in Nigeria and sports in general.

Catch Them Young: This is a programme to prove that “great oaks from little acorns grow”. Our Pre-school children are given an opportunity to take part in various sports activities in order to discover their potentials very early in their formative years. This has helped to create awareness about the importance of sports in the early years of a child and how this can also positively affect academic performance.

Special Sports/Fitness Days: In order to promote a healthy body and mind, each section of the school organises a fitness day every term for students and staff to have aerobic sessions with coaches and sports teachers directing the event. There is also Pre-school activities day, a non-competitive participatory sports event day, sport days for Elementary, Secondary and Sixth Form students, where participants compete as representatives of different houses.

Annual Swimming Gala: This was instituted with the support of parents for students to perfect their skills in swimming and to compete with their peers from other schools. Held under the aegis of Nigeria Aquatics Federation (NAF) and Association of International School Educators of Nigeria (AISEN), the annual event has become a festival for students, parents and invited schools.

Regular participation and winning of laurels by both the female and male teams at Association of International School Educators of Nigeria (AISEN) organized sports competitions as well as invitational relays at sports days of other schools.

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