Secretary Sports Punjab Nadeem Mehboob launched SBP’s 7-game U-16 Coaching Camp campaign with the inauguration of athletics and mat wrestling camps here at Punjab Stadium. Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Director Special Initiative Anees Sheikh, Deputy Director Tariq Wattoo, Deputy Director Shahid Nizami, Divisional Sports Officer Nadeem Qaiser, DSO Lahore Tanvir Shah and a large number of young athletes were also present on this occasion.
Young athletes warmly received the honourable Secretary Sports Punjab Nadeem Mehboob upon reaching at the Punjab Stadium. He was also introduced with all the participants prior to the racing and wrestling performances of young players. Secretary Sports Punjab Nadeem Mehboob also distributed track suits among the camp probable. The revolutionary camps of five other games – powerlifting, weightlifting, hockey, kabaddi and volleyball – were also inaugurated at various venues of Punjab.
In his media talk at the opening ceremony, Secretary Sports Punjab Nadeem Mehboob said promotion of sports among young generation has been among govt’s top priorities. “The training and grooming of young players was badly ignored during the previous eras and we are focusing on this key feature because Pakistan can get quality players in different games only through proper honing,” he elaborated.
Secretary Sports Punjab Nadeem Mehboob informed that Punjab govt will also organize several high-profile sports events in the coming months alongside the U-16 coaching camps.
“As per our planning, a high-profile kabaddi event was organised in January, Lahore Marathon this month, Dangal event in March and grand event of Punjab Games in April.”
Secretary Sports Punjab Nadeem Mehboob appreciated the 7-game U-16 Coaching Camp campaign saying that Punjab govt took a revolutionary measure by initiating coaching camp campaign.
“Definitely, it’s a future building step and we are quite upbeat that Pakistan will gain several talented young players after this coaching campaign.”
Secretary Sports Punjab Nadeem Mehboob said the 7-game U-16 Coaching Camp will prove to be a suitable platform for potential youngsters of different games to hone their sports skills. “Our camps are starting after tough selection process and there will be no compromise on quality of training at camps,” he stressed.