Team Kaduna has emerged champions of the U17 North West Beach Volleyball Championship in the boys and girls category on Sunday.
In the boys final, Team Kaduna defeated Team Sokoto 2-1 (17-21, 21-19, 15-12), while Team Kaduna beat Team Katsina 2-0 (21-7, 21-14) in the girls final at the Ahamdu Bello Stadium.
Team Jigawa got a consolation bronze medal by beating Team Kastina 2-0 (21-19, 21-15) in the boys third place match while Team Sokoto defeated Team Jigawa 2-0 (21-11, 21-11) in the girls third place match.
Team Kaduna player, Bathsheba Joshua said winning her first major gold medal is a stepping stone to greatness for her.
She stated that the beach volleyball court made available by the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod made it possible to train daily.
Joshua said, “I feel excited and happy to win my first gold medal in a national championship. This will be a stepping stone to my greatness and that of my partner; I hope we will be able to be a pair for a long time.
“The beach volleyball in Kaduna by our president made it possible for me to train daily. The court put I and my teammate in good shape and my prayer is for God to guide Engineer Musa Nimrod”.
Present at the North West Beach Volleyball Championship were; Director of Grassroots at the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ademola Are, Director of Sports in the North West, State Volleyball Chairmen in the North West, Sports Stakeholders in the North West amongst others.