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Henson demonstration school Benin lifts 2017 NNPC/Shell Cup …Arase, Ejolum win training trip to Holland
The 19th edition of Nigeria’s biggest youth football championship, NNPC/Shell Cup, came to a thrilling climax on Tuesday (date: July 4, 2017) with the crowning of Henson Demonstration School, Benin City, Edo State, as the 2017 champions. Two members of the team, Arase Iyobor and Ernest Ejolum, emerged the Most Valuable Players (MVPs) and winners of a training trip to Feyenoord Academy in The Netherlands.
A Field of Big Dreams
Title: NNPC/SHELL Cup Nigeria Film(Final Match Highlights)
Duration: 0:57 seconds
Video documenting on 2016 NNPC/Shell cup event: [The documentary will include build up and background story and important sundry events that all cumulate to the NNPC/Shell cup event].
The NNPC/Shell Cup is an annual SPDC-JV Social Investment programme. It seeks to promote sports (football in particular) among youths in secondary schools. It encourages them to pursue their passion while still remaining in/not dropping out of school.
The NNPC/Shell Cup event is part of overall shell strategy of encouraging innovation/ideas on the sustainable energy future of the world. This project is tagged #makethefuture
NNPC/SHELL CUP NIGERIA FILM (Final Match Highlights) Film Transcript
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NNPC/SHELL Cup 2016
Final Match- Highlights
Fosla Academy Vs. Excel Education Centre
[Background music plays]
Bright, uplifting music
Close-up shots of referees and footballers stepping out to the football field
Referee picks up football from its stand
Young footballers shaking the Country Chair
Finalist football teams shake themselves before match begins
Wide shots of the cheering crowd
Close-up shots of footballer’s boots while he kicks the ball
Close-up shots of students cheering in the crowd
Shots of footballers on the field dribbling the ball
Close-up shot of Melvin Boel and Country Chair, Osagie Okunbor, as they display anxiety
Slow motion shots of footballers dribbling on the field
Shots of cheering students
Slow motion shot of Fosla Acdemy scoring a goal
Crowd shots of students cheering and dancing
Slow motion of a footballer from FOSLA Academy falling down while trying to tackle a footballer from Excel Education Centre
Shots of Excel Education Centre’s, Joseph Tari scoring their final goal
Slow motion shots of Joseph Tari jubilating after scoring a goal
Slow motion shots of the crowd cheering the team after scoring a goal
Joseph Tari hyping up the crowd after his win
Shell Nigeria’s Country Chair, Osagie Okunbor, awards the winning team with medals
Mike Obiku poses for the camera as he hands over award to FOSLA Academy’s Solomon Abraham
Feyenoord coaches, Mike Obiku, Melvin Boel and Gido Vader take photographs with winning footballers
Third place team takes a picture with their prize money award
The winning team jubilates with their coaches and teachers
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Football - NNPC/Shell Cup
In 1998, SPDC and its joint venture partners: the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria, and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, initiated the NNPC/Shell Cup Tournament.
The aim was to create a platform for the discovery of teenage football talent from secondary schools who are no less fascinated by football as they are by their studies. We cast the net far and wide to reach even the remote areas in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.
Now in the 19th edition of the tournament, one success we are most proud of is the reduction in the number of boys who would have abandoned their education in pursuit of a career football. Combining sports with education is the true purpose of the NNPC/Shell Cup, and this has remained the driving principle.
The championship has also become a veritable feedstock for the Nigerian national teams and professional league in Nigeria. Many young footballers have been discovered from Nigerian secondary schools through this championship and they have gone on to represent the country in age-group football tournaments. A number of them have also graduated to the Under-23 team and then on to the Super Eagles level. Professional clubs in Nigeria and overseas have used the platform of the NNPC/Shell Cup to scout for talents for their teams.
In 2014, we launched a partnership with one of the most successful youth academies in the world, the Feyenoord Rotterdam’s Youth Academy of The Netherlands. We continue to strengthen the partnership by bringing world-class coaching and player development expertise to Nigeria. This year, along with coaching clinics for the four semi-finalists, the Feyenoord Rotterdam team will also hold coaching sessions with the games masters and coaches of the state champions of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The objective is to ensure that the skills acquired are spread across the nation.
Our objective is to develop a pool of train-the-trainer coaches who would take the knowledge back to their various schools and to other coaches. In addition to the training element, the two most outstanding players in the tournament in the 2018 edition were sponsored to Feyenoord Football Academy for a short further practical sessions and exposure. In this 19th edition, we are continuing this collaboration with the Feyenoord Rotterdam.
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