With the first and second legs of MTN CHAMPS Season 2 already concluded, the third leg of the School Athletics Championship will now hold in Jos, Plateau State, from 23rd to 26th April, while the Grand Final of Season 2 will now hold in Calabar, Cross River State, from 30th April to 3rd May.

The events were initially billed to hold in Kaduna and Port Harcourt respectively, but the locations have been changed due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.

The first leg for Season 2 was the MTN CHAMPS/AFN National Trials in Asaba (17th to 21st February), which recorded about 1250 registrations and was used to select the Nigerian team that dominated Track and Field at the African Games in Accra. The second leg was recently concluded in Ibadan (5th to 8th April) across two locations: the Lekan Salami Stadium and University of Ibadan Sports Complex, with over 2600 registrations.

Online registration continues for Jos and Calabar at http://mtnchamps.com/registration, and the Parental Consent Form can be downloaded via the same link. It is compulsory for at least one parent or legal guardian of each participating athlete in the Cadet, Youth & Junior categories to sign the Parental Consent Form.

The deadline for registration for MTN CHAMPS Jos is Friday, 19th April, while that of Calabar is Friday, 26th of April.

MTN CHAMPS Season 2 features four age categories: Cadet (U14) and Youth (U17), which are exclusively for Junior and Senior Secondary schools respectively, and the Junior (U20) and Senior (no age restrictions) categories which caters to other teenagers and adults respectively who may be in schools, universities, clubs, states, national or unattached Athletes.

MoC is once again partnering with Nigeria School Sport Federation (NSSF) as the Official Schools’ Partner of MTN CHAMPS, to ensure the widespread access and participation of schools and their students across all 4 host cities of MTN CHAMPS.

In addition, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) will continue as Official Technical Partner of CHAMPS to ensure that all races are electronically timed and all results are ratified for global recognition by World Athletics.

Yemi Galadima is a Senior Sportswriter and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the African Athletics Championships, African Games, Olympics and World Athletics Championships. She also freelances for World Athletics.


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