The Gombe State Association for Special Sports said that it would soon embark on a nationwide tour of talents’ hunt.
Alhaji Manu Swa, the chairman of the association, said this during a courtesy call on the Chairman, Gombe State Sports Commission, Malam Muhammad Sulaiman, in Gombe on Wednesday.
He said that the association would visit all the local government areas in the state to identify the physically challenged that were talented.
“We want to embark on the tour and identify talented physically challenged with a view to giving them a sense of belonging, “ he said.
According to him, there are talented physically challenged that should be encouraged to participate actively in sports.
He noted that para-athletes in Gombe had recorded feats which included wining of medals at a championship held in Abuja, and participation in the All African Games trial among others.
Swa said that one of the objectives of the tour was to motivate members of the association toward achieving success in their chosen careers.
The Chairman, Gombe State Sports Commission, Malam Muhammad Sulaiman, said the state would provide the needed equipment to its sports’ associations in its quest to develop their facilities.
He said that the Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo-led administration was sports inclined and had invested heavily in the sector.
Sulaiman said that the commission was working round the clock to adequately prepare the state athletes that would represent it at the forthcoming National Sports Festival slated for Kwara.
He promised to provide financial assistance to the association so that it could achieve its objective of identifying prospective talents at the local governments during the tour.