Provincial Administrator Raul Banias speaks during the opening of the two-day Advanced Training and Accreditation for top priority sports conducted by the Iloilo Sports Development and Management Office (ISDMO) through the Center for Sports and Physical Fitness (CSPF) which started on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Iloilo National High School.
Around 250 coaches and trainers attended the two-day Advanced Training and Accreditation for top priority sports conducted by the Iloilo Sports Development and Management Office (ISDMO) through the Center for Sports and Physical Fitness (CSPF) which started on Friday, September 22, 2017. The training conducted at the Iloilo National High School (INHS) centered on top priority sports, namely, athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, swimming, tennis and volleyball.
CSPF executive director Raymundo A. 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 the province.
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 Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. during the opening program where he told the participants of the governor’s commitment and support to the sports program of the province. He said Gov. 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.