The School Sporting Event
of the Year

Skoolimpics: The Schools Sporting Event of the Year

HB Skoolimpics is a signature Heritage Bank school sporting event organized to promote and encourage secondary schools student participation in sports across the country.
An initiative aimed at promoting sports development at the grassroots level in the country, and discovering and developing latent talents through various platforms and programs. This is being done in partnership with Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) and Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC).

Where is the event taking place?

The maiden edition is taking place in Lagos State at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

When is the event taking place?

The event is on the 2nd to 4th of November, 2016.

How many Schools are participating?

80 Secondary Schools (Public and Private)

How many students are participating?

More than 5000 students will be participating.

How is the Bank sourcing for the Schools?

The Bank is working in partnership with the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) and the Ministry of Education to select the schools.

Who is your Brand Ambassador?

Chief Mary Onyali (MFR), a former Nigerian Sprinter who has won medals for Nigeria at various Olympic and Common wealth games.

What is the age bracket for the competitors?

The age bracket is within the secondary school age range as indicated by the ministry of Education which is between the ages of 10 and 16.

Must I have an account with Heritage Bank to attend?

No, the event is open for all. However, having an account will be an added advantage if you are a vendor who would like to showcase your goods and services during the event. Customers of the bank will get a space (for merchandising) for free

If I can’t attend, how can I watch the event?

The event will be live on SuperSports, Silverbird TV, LTV, Channels and NTA.

Why did Heritage Bank Choose to focus on sports?

Sports has been an underutilized tool for youth empowerment and Heritage Bank has chosen to reach out to the nation’s largest population segment through this signature event to produce and promote new professional career paths toward social freedom for the grassroots population.

What are the types of sports for the event?

There are 5 sports for this edition. The Sports are: Track and Field (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 4x100m and long jump), Handball, Basketball, Table Tennis, and Swimming

I am a vendor, how can I be a part of this event?

Yes, there are stalls available to display / sell products and services which you can apply for.

How many people are you expecting to be at the event?

Over 20,000 people will be at the stadium to watch the event

I heard there is a torch tour, what is that about?

The Torch Tour is aimed at creating awareness for the event and build up momentum for Skoolimpics. It starts 9am daily and will hold in 6 (Six) districts in Lagos as follows:

DAY 1- Stadium – District 4 (Yaba) – District 3 (Falomo)

DAY 2 – Stadium – District 2 (Maryland) – District 1 (Agege)

DAY 3 – Stadium – District 5 (Oshodi) – District 6 (Ojo)

Can Schools that are not participating in the event be part of the torch bearers?

No, participation in the sporting event is a prerequisite for participation in the torch tour.

Where can I get more information about Skoolimpics?

Apart from this website, information and activity around the event are all available on the Skoolimpics website

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