Former Delta State Athletic Federation Chairman, Former African and National Pole Vault Champion, Sir Emmanuel Elili has been appointed as technical Committee boss of the 2018 Government College Ughelli (GCU) Relays.
The Committee is saddled with the responsibility of delivering a hitch free and professionally managed schools collegiate event. Other members of the key body include Ex-Olympian, Henry Amike, Former Edo State Sports Commissioner and AFN Chieftain, Brown Ebewele and Director General Delta State Sports Commission Victor Onogagamue.
The rest of the team include Director of Sports, Delta State University, Director of Sports (Ministry of Education) James Bolokor (DAA), Ovuede (head Coach Delta Athletics), Dr. Onowakpo (NAATO) and Abrakasa Thompson (Timing device).
The Event holding on November 17th at the modern NNPC/Shell built Tartan Tracks has attracted initial interest from 35 schools Pan Nigeria.
Concrete confirmation has however come from 20 schools across the country including Federal Government College Warri, Edo College Benin, Igbobi College Lagos, St. Gregory College Lagos, St. Patrick Asaba, Government College Afikpo, Marymount Agbor, Urhobo College Effurin, Afiesere Secondary School Afiesere, Baptist girls Agbor, St. Theresa’s, Anglican Girls amongst others.
The two-day event will feature races in 100m, 200m, 4×100 and 4x400m for both Boys and Girls.
The GCU relays is being Organised by Government College Ughelli Old Boys Association Worldwide.