Over 1000 athletes will on Saturday 8th October, 2016 witness the crowning of champions of the 2016 Samsung Youth Sport Challenge “Grand Finale”.

The youth Sport Challenge which has been running at the OYDC for a period of five years with the support of Samsung is aimed at identifying and developing underprivileged talented athletes representing school teams, and community clubs who access the multi-sport facilities.

The grand finale which is expected to be graced by the Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development will be preceded with Games by teams that will be competing for the first and second positions in five different sport respectively.

The athletes will be competing in five sport codes: Boxing, Taekwondo, Handball, Table Tennis and Badminton.

Teams, coaches and athletes that will be outstanding will be awarded with trophies and medals to be presented by the Minister.

The Samsung Youth Sport Challenge has in the last five years seen athletes who train and compete from the Mult-sport facility being selected to play in the national teams and different local sport clubs.

OYDC Programmes Manager Johnny Zimba, says the preparations for the grand finale are progressing well stating that sport fanatics should come to the OYDC and be entertained with the scheduled Games.

Zimba, says the Centre, is thankful that with the support from Samsung the competition since inception it has continued to produce athletes who are now being appreciated by sports pundits in the Country.

He added that the grand finale will mark the end of the 2016 Samsung Youth Sport activities at the Centre.

And Zimba has disclosed that during the games athletes had the opportunity to access free health checks conducted by different health consultants.

He says the target will be to engage and nurture more athletes in the Samsung Youth Sport Challenge in the year 2017.

He has urged the corporate world to emulate Samsung and consider to adopt other sport codes available at the Centre.