Sunday, March 13, 2011

IMAGES: Clinic #1 in Abuja

After roughly 24 hours of travel, the IFAF & Amobe Okoye Foundation delegation arrived safely to Nigeria and settled into their first home base - the capital city of Abuja.  They immediately went to work, running a four-hour clinic for 200 children outside the National Soccer Stadium. The camp was incredibly well-received, and marked a strong first step on this trip.  Here's a look at some first images:

Houston Texan teammates Conner Barwin and Amobi Okoye tell the campers to enjoy the game.

Running back drills teach kids the fundamentals like grabbing the flag - and learning to tuck the ball away.

Not all the kids even had shoes - but they all had great attitude and effort

Tampa Bay Offensive Lineman Frank Okam gets mobbed by his flag football team.

New York Jet defensive back James Ihedigbo gives a little gun show - but gets some help. James has his own cause - the HOPE Africa Foundation that focuses on Education.

Conner Barwin gives an impromptu lesson on everything from American music to quarterback styles. "I  know they are getting a lot from us," he said after the clinic, "But I feel like we're the ones who are really getting something out of this."

Lining up to play the first game - and getting the first game face on.

The first half hour was spent doing Nike Sparq training such as ladders, cone drills, and parachutes.

Campers were all smiles - as was IFAF Treasurer & USA Football President Scott Hallenbeck as he addressed the Nigerian Media.  The media was very curious about the game and how it could grow in the country.

Camp photo - a very successful day!

Photo Credits: Jason Johnson.

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