In a momentous ceremony held on Friday, October 20, 2023, the Iwere Sports Centre expressed profound appreciation and gratitude as His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III, CFR, the Olu of Warri, was officially unveiled as the Great Grand Patron of the sports platform.
At the heart of the event was the presentation of a branded Iwere Sports Centre jersey and a customized football award to His Majesty, symbolizing his unwavering passion for grassroots sports development within the Warri Kingdom. The occasion coincided with the presentation of the first-ever FIFA-rated astro football turf to the Ode-Itsekiri community by Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick.
The acceptance of this prestigious position by His Majesty has ignited immense joy and inspiration within the Iwere Sports Centre community. The acknowledgement extends to His Majesty’s continuous support for sports and his noteworthy commitment to the overall development of Warri Kingdom.
The presence of His Majesty at the unveiling ceremony, alongside Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, underscores a shared dedication to promoting sports and nurturing talent within Warri Kingdom. This collaboration is expected to significantly boost the growth and success of the Iwere Sports Centre, providing young athletes with unparalleled opportunities to excel and pursue their dreams.
The leadership of Iwere Sports Centre expresses confidence that, under His Majesty’s guidance and support, the centre will continue to thrive, emerging as a beacon of sporting excellence not only within the Warri Kingdom but also on a broader scale. His Majesty’s wisdom and vision are anticipated to inspire young athletes associated with the centre, instilling values of sportsmanship, discipline, and teamwork.
This unveiling marks a significant milestone in the journey of Iwere Sports Centre, and the community is deeply grateful for Ogiame’s unwavering commitment to their cause. The entire Iwere Sports Centre community extends heartfelt appreciation to His Majesty for graciously accepting the position of Great Grand Patron, with resounding cheers of “Ogiame suoooo!” echoing in celebration.