Federation reads powerlifters the riot act over gym

Posted on Feb 15 2018 - 6:28pm by admin

The Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation  on Wednesday warned its athletes to comply with   the rules guiding the use of the newly-renovated Power Gymnasium in the National Stadium in  Lagos, insisting defaulters would be sanctioned.

The rules stipulate that there should be no fighting in the gym and that any defaulter will be suspended for six months with a fine of N10,000 as a punishment, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

Athletes must be accompanied by their  coaches or instructors before gaining access to the facility for training, while the hall and conveniences must always be kept neat.

National coach  Are Feyisetan told NAN that the rules had been incorporated as part of their morale talk which was observed on their training days.

He said, “The guidelines are clearly pasted on the entrance wall for everybody to see, but as the national coach I go the extra mile to restate  the rules.

“I have widened the scope of my programme which extends to morale talks where I remind them of the penalty for not keeping to the regulations.

 “Besides, we know what we went through before Peak Milk came to our rescue, so, we have every reason to maintain the facility.”

He said the gym was open for use but restricted to athletes and coaches familiar with how to use the equipment  and ready to comply with the directives.

According to him, measures have been put in place to monitor activities of the gym users as the body will not accommodate users who will dent image of the body.

Feyisetan said, “The equipment are the latest, it takes an athlete or coach that is acquainted with how to use them to enjoy their benefit.

“We are the main users of the gym and we have to protect our name and image, that’s the reason we have monitors to check other users.’’

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