Powerlifter seeks collaboration with stakeholders to promote sport
Bayelsa born professional International Power Lifter, Erepaei Sunday is seeking collaboration with stakeholders for effective awareness on the benefits of the power lifing sport .
Sunday who restated the benefits of the the sports says powerlifting sport will Impact positively the lives of young people, especially in being resilient to crime and violence.
Powerlifting is a strength sport that involves the athlete attempting a maximal weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, Sunday also known as "Sunny power" appealed to the Federal Ministry of Sports to include Power lifting sport in the National Sports Festival to attract youths to take it up a carrier path.
He emphasized that other sports like wrestling and judo are similar yet included in the sports but that is not so for power lifting which is similar to weight lifting but due to the lack of awareness the sport is missing is sports festival .
"I will be working with all 36 states of the federation through their commissioners and directors of sports’’ he said.
‘‘Constant engagement with stakeholders and talks about strength and power sports, catch them young, talent hunting with cash awards will always be in our events. Annual coaching seminars will be organised to improve our techniques’’ he said.