Lahore : The Minister sports Jahangir Khanzada has welcomed the international delegation arrived here at National Hockey Stadium, Lahore today.
While talking to the media, the Minister said, “It’s a great opportunity to train the local coaches according to International Standard.” The coaches are to be given the international level training in “Train the Trainers” program, while afterwards 30 to 35 coaches will be short listed for the “Master Training Program” later on”, said Jahangir Khanzada. It’s a great step taken by Director General sports Zulifqar Ghumman to broaden the mindset of the local trainers and coaches at International level by which they could be able to get their vision vast and could train their players more effectively than earlier, said Khanzada at the inaugural ceremony of “Train the Trainers” program today.
The Secretary Sports Punjab Nayyer Iqbal, DG Sports Zulifqar Ghumman, Brian Steel, Beverley Margaret Burton, Angela and Dr.Suhail Saleem were present on this occasion.
Brian Steel, who is also the gold medalist in cycling Olympics for three times, had stated his satisfaction on arriving Pakistan and said, “We are happy to see Pakistan and we will maximize our knowledge to deliver the training to the coaches here”. The Nutritionist Angela said,” Pakistan is a great country for the Sports activities, Pakistan nationals are very talented in the field of sports and if we will encourage them to divert their minds towards good physical activities, we could be able to get the best out of all this. So, we only need to polish their ability and to change their mindset”. Beverley Margaret Burton while talking to the ceremony said, “Thecoaches of Pakistan need good and advanced training in Sports than anything other and we are going to conduct the training session keeping in mind the same pattern “. She further continued,” Pakistan is one of the best countries of the World in Sports and are glad to deliver our expertise among these coaches for the betterment and promotion of Sports. “
The Minister Sports Jahangir Khanzada said,” The vision of coaches will be enhanced by the effective discussion among the coaches and the foreign trainers in this 2-day training program” Train the Trainers”, conducted by the Sports Board Punjab. “Approximately ,30 to 35 coaches will be short listed after the initial training whereas a broad “Master training Program” will be conducted later on after 2 months of this training. This program will prove to bring forth the coaches’ knowledge and expertise at International Level.The coaches shortlisted in the Train the Trainers Program and further selected for “Master Training Program” will carry on to impart their training to the winners of Inter District and Inter Division competitions to make them eligible to stand at International Level Sports.
“We are working for the promotion of sports day and night. The under processed plans in whole Punjab, for the promotion of sports will be completed till June 2017. This will improve the number of sports facilities for the players”.
While answering a question, Minister Sports Khanzada said, “We are trying to revive our lost status in Hockey, we are also in coordination with China for them to send their Hockey team in Pakistan. These hockey competitions will improve the ability and stamina in players”.
DG Sports Punjab Zulifqar Ghumman said, “Train the Trainers program is a revolutionary step of Sports Board Punjab. We hope our sports will be improved by this program conduction. The players will learn effective techniques by their trained coaches and they could get the laurels in the International level competitions”. He further continued, “The coaches are to be trained by our vast plan for this purpose to train their players further on to continue the success stories. For this purpose, Sports Board Punjab had invited the Sports specialists from around the world. We are thankful to the Sports experts who took out the time to make our purpose of promotion of Sports successful. We will facilitate the coaches with maximum possible way to get our target done “, said DG Sports Ghumman.