AROUND 250 coaches and trainers attended the two-day advanced training and accreditation for top priority sports.
The training, which started on September 22, was conducted by the Iloilo Sports Development and Management Office (ISDMO) through the Center for Sports and Physical Fitness (CSPF).
It was held at the Iloilo National High School (INHS) and was centered on top priority sports, namely, athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, swimming, tennis and volleyball.
CSPF executive director Raymundo Lapating said the activity aims to elevate the coaching skills and knowledge of coaches and trainers to the next level.
It also aims to accredit coaches and trainers in order to establish a pool of competent and committed personnel, and to produce quality provincial level of coaches and trainers for the development of the youth in Iloilo.
Highly competent and respected sports officials served as resource persons in the training, namely, Matthew “Fritz” Gaston (basketball), Johanne Remaneses (table tennis), Arolas Amahit Jr. (badminton), Japheth Buenalatrona (football), Roger Banzuela (volleyball), Hanz Christian Aplaon (swimming), and Sean Guevarra (athletics).
Provincial Administrator Raul Banias represented Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. during the opening program. He told the participants of the governor’s commitment and support to the sports program of Iloilo.
He said Defensor has significantly increased the budget allocation for the sports development program and upgrading of facilities at the Iloilo Sports Complex.
During the program, Banias turned over four sets of table tennis of international standards to the four training centers: Passi City, Dumangas, Ajuy, and Guimbal.
Also, seven digital scoreboards for basketball were turned over to the training centers in Pototan, Oton, Miagao, Leganes, Sara, Passi City and INHS. (Capitol News)