Our Sports & Family Fun Day

Our pilot sports day event day was held on 12th August 2012 at the Norman Park Athletics Track in Bromley London and on the same day as the closing ceremony for the London Olympic 2012.  We attracted over 800 attendees and the feedback was in the main positive with the community clamouring for more. Our aspiration since has been to place this event on the annual calendar showcasing the Nigerian culture and heritage. Our event has been fondly referred to both as “Nigerian culture on the tracks” and as “the largest gathering of Nigerians at any event in the UK that is not Church or music related”. To cope with our event popularity we relocated to a weather proof venue, the Allianz Park in Hendon London in 2016. In 2017 we achieved our highest attendee numbers with 2,200 attending our sports day event.  

The sports day is our own mini Olympics held in the spirit of friendship, solidarity, fair play and competition. On the event day, our members, guests and the general public compete for trophies and medals in various sporting and family fun events. The event includes food, live entertainment and exhibitors. Also every year we provide a free platform and support to Charities and other agencies that are doing vital work in our community. We are proud to have supported a few Charities including, ACLT, African Science Academy, ChiYoWo, Diabetes UK, Pensions Advisory Service, Sickle Cell Society, Tobi Adeyemi Foundation,  WaterAid and World Child Cancer Charity. 

Our current list of trophies (and histories) include:

 

1. Soyuznikis (UK) Overall winners’ cup

 

The Overall winners’ cup was donated in 2012 by one of our founding members, Soyuznikis UK. They have stood shoulder to shoulder with the NSF (UK) right from our humble beginnings. Soyuznikis UK, is a union of Nigerian graduates from the old USSR resident in the UK. Soyuznikis came from the Russian word ‘Soyuz’ – meaning Union. It was formed to continue the love and care that existed amongst the graduates and their families during their stay in the Soviet Union. Their main aim is to support their members and to leave a lasting legacy both in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom.

PAST WINNERS 

  • 2012-ROGA UK.

  • 2013-HCCOGA.

  • 2014-ROGA UK.

  • 2015-ROGA UK.

  • 2016- GCIOSA.

  • 2017- GCIOSA.

  • 2018-OLASS-Yaba.

2. Digital Intelligence Principals Football Cup-men.

 

Donated by -MD Digital Intelligence, Daniel Okonkwo, Old Boy SGCOBA(UK), in 2013. Modelled after the principals’ cup football competition for Lagos secondary schools.  The origins of the principals cup can be traced to the Zard cup in 1948, during the colonial era. The Zard Cup  later became the Principals Cup. The Principals Cup is steeped in history and has produced outstanding players from the grassroots for Nigeria,  in a Golden era, a period when stadia were full to capacity with fanatic devoted fan base. The players produced from the principals cup competition, some of whom went on to lead the Nigerian national team as a manager and or captain included late, Stephen  Keshi (St Finbarrs College), Sunday Oliseh( Methodist Boys High School), Dosu Joseph (Methodist Boys High School), Henry Nwosu (St Finbarrs College), Tarilla Okorowanta (St Gregory's ) and many more. Since then a decline of the Nigerian football, its local football league, rapidly set in with the exodus of Nigerian footballers to European and other leagues. NSF(UK) is proud to host the principal's cup tournament, to evoke fond memories of the  years gone by.

PAST WINNERS 

  • 2013-Exhibition only - Star Lane Canning Town FC.

  • 2014-ICOBA Europe.

  • 2015-BAOSA UK.

  • 2016- EKOBA Europe.

  • 2017-ICOBA Europe.

  • 2018-Ex-boys.

3. Seb Olule Cup for 4X100m -men

 

ICOBA 73-78/80 donated this cup in 2016, set in memory of  Harlequins' forward and England under-20 international sadly killed in a car crash in May 2016 at the age of 20. Seb's father, an Igbobi College old boy, used to bring him to the earlier version of the sports day hosted by ICOBA. The 4X100 men used to be the highlight of the day in the early years.

PAST WINNERS 

  • 2016- GCIOSA.

  • 2017-GCKOSA (UK).

  • 2018-CMS (OGS UK).

4. ​Table tennis -Men

 

Donated in 2017 by MD Unique Housing Solutions, Ade Oke, Old Boy GCLOSA (UK).

PAST WINNER 

  • 2017 -SGCOBA(UK).

  • 2018-Soyuznikis.

5. LIAMS Trophy (Ladies table tennis winner)
 

Donated in 2017 by MD LIAMS Herbal Tree UK, Larinde Williams, Old Boy GCLOSA (UK).

PAST WINNER  

  • 2017- GCIOSA. 

  • 2018-GCIOSA.
     

6.​Catching the train (mix)

 

Donated in 2017 by MD Layi Courage Halls & Gardens, Chief Layi Akinbode Old Boy EKOBA (Europe).

 PAST WINNER 

  • 2017-LAFROSA.

  • 2018-HCCOGA.

7. Ayo Board game 

 

Donated in 2017 by Omo Ile Ife

PAST WINNER 

  • 2017-No winner.

  • 2018-GCOOSA.

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