Sports Board Punjab’s committees, on Tuesday, conducted trials at different venues of the city to select players for six games’ month-long U-16 coaching and training camps.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh visited Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall, Punjab Football Stadium and Coaching Center and inspected volleyball, powerlifting, snooker, football, athletics and wrestling trials thoroughly.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh was accompanied by Director Admin Javed Chohan, Director Sports Shahid Nizami, Assistant Director Raeesur Rehman, SBP Consultant Shahid Faqeer Virk and other officials during his visit.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh was warmly received upon reaching Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall, Punjab Football Stadium and Coaching Center. He was introduced with all the participants of six-game trials.
Committee heads of all six games briefed Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh about the total number of aspiring young players and the selection procedure.
Sports Board Punjab’s trial committees picked up 15 snooker players out of 40 participants, 16 powerliftng players out of 60 aspirants, 30 volleyball players out of 50, 33 football players out of over 200 participants and 30 wrestling players out of 80 players.
Talking to media at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall, DG Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said these U-16 coaching and training camps are regular feature of Sports Board Punjab’s policy to groom players in all leading games from young age. “We are quite upbeat that these coaching and training camps will prove to be a revolutionary measure for tracing young talented players from all over the province,” he added.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said expert and qualified coaches will impart modern training to young players in all six camps. “We will extend best facilities to all camp probables during the duration of camps”.
Answering a question, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said that Sports Boar Punjab is also taking effective measures for the training of local coaches and trainers.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said that all the trials were conducted purely on merit. “These camps will be helpful to a great extent in finding several talented players in different games,” he expressed his hope.
“The month-long under-16 coaching and training camps of six games will begin in different cities from mid-September under the auspices of Sports Board Punjab”.