900 young Dagupeños sign up


MORE than 900 teens in Dagupan City aspiring to become athletes have signed up for a free three-week Summer Sports Clinic under the auspices of the Dagupan City Sports Commission (DCSC) starting May 7 to 31 this year.

The training will allow the youth to learn and experience various individual and group sports such as arnis, archery, badminton, boxing, chess, dance sports, football, futsal, gymnastics, karate, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, wushu, athletics, and SpEd sports.

The free sports clinic is part of the city’s BTF: DOES It (Building the Future: Developing Our Excellence in Sports) program of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez held in partnership with the Dagupan City Sports Commission (DCSC), Dagupan City Atheletic Association (DCAA), Division Office of the Department of Education (DepEd) and various local and national coaches.

The program aims to introduce and develop the youth’s interest and skills in sports and enhance the potential of local athletes. The participants can also make use of the abilities they learn in the future to save themselves as well as their relatives and peers.

The program’s initiative is the reason why 660 young Dagupenos participated in a basic swimming course under the BTF: DOES It program back in 2015. This allowed the youth to learn how to swim recreationally while also learning “life skills” that would help them in times of calamities.

Those who show strong potential in this year’s sports clinic will be encouraged to continue with a more intensive training as developmental athletes of the city and have the opportunity to represent Dagupan for regional and national competitions such as the Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) Meet. Dagupan City will defend its crown as Best Performing Delegation and overall champion last February 2018. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)

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