The Iloilo City Sports Academy (“ICSA”) is accepting children aged 5-15 for free training on various sporting disciplines in time for school break.
Mayor Jerry Treñas initiated the program under the supervision of the Iloilo City Sports Development Division (“ICSDD”).
Treñas said the initiative gives opportunity to those who can’t afford to enroll in sports they want and improve their skills, excel in their field of expertise, stay healthy, and gain from the overall benefits of sports.
He added the endeavor also serves as the training ground for promising athletes with the potential to be assessed if they can, later on, jump to national tournaments.
Kids must be city residents with good health conditions and with parents’ consent.
An average of 70 enrollees in each sport category will be trained.
These include Volleyball, Badminton, Sepak Takraw, Arnis, and Chess at YMCA Gym; Football at La Paz Plaza Football Field; Lawn Tennis at La Paz Plaza Tennis Court; Athletics at Jalandoni Memorial National High School, Lapuz; and Boxing and Wushu at Cage Boxing Gym, Brgy. San Rafael, Mandurriao.
City Hall has tapped certified trainers and coaches to teach the children.
Those interested to join may inquire through the ICSDD Facebook page.
(Alexandra Jover/Iloilo City PIO)