Iloilo gov’t offers free sports training

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By Cindy B. Ferrer (PNA)

ILOILO CITY, May 18 -- A free training is now being made available by the Iloilo provincial government through its Iloilo Sports Development and Management Office (ISDMO) to children from 9 to 15 years old, interested in developing their skills in sports.

The training is an opportunity for beginners to engage in sports while they do not have classes yet and also for children already engaged in sports to further hone their skills and talents, said ISDMO head Janelyn Fundal on Thursday.

The ISDMO has hired three coaches to train children on volleyball, swimming and basketball.

The training for volleyball and swimming already started last May 15 with 18 and 12 children enrolled in each sport category, respectively.

Meanwhile, training for volleyball will start on May 24 with six children already enrolled.

The participants will undergo two weeks training at the Iloilo Sports Complex.

But Fundal said that the coaches would do follow-ups to the trained children after their training to see if they have improvements. “We will groom those who have potentials to become athletes of the province,” she said.

Fundal is urging children in the province, as well as in this city, to enroll in the free training.

She added that those who would be enrolling this week could already start their training next week.