Wheelchair Basketball camp commences in Kashmir
SRINAGAR: The Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India (WBFI) has kick started its Training and Selection of Indian Wheelchair Women Team in Srinagar.
The trials will be held from October 6 to November 1 of 2022 and the Voluntary Medicare Society (VMS) has teamed up with J&K Sports Council to host the event.
Around 16 Female wheelchair players selected by WBFI from different states of India including two women players from J&K will be part of the camp.
Besides, two national coaches including renowned basketball coach George will impart training to the players.
Secretary J&K Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul presided over the inaugural function as chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Sports Council said that she was overwhelmed to see the enthusiasm of the participants in spite of physical shortcomings they are chasing their dreams.
She said the government shall provide all possible help to them in realizing their potential and fulfilling their dreams.
President VMS Dr. Mir Mohammad Maqbool presented the welcome address while coach George presented vote of thanks for the cooperation extended by authorities to VMS Management for the smooth conduct of this event.
Medical Superintendent SKIMS Medical College and Hospital Dr. Shifa in her address appreciated the efforts of J&K Sports Council and VMS in promoting the sports activities for special athletes.
Training and selection process shall continue at multipurpose indoor hall Shadipora Bandipora for twenty five days.
In the meantime, J&K Sports Council in collaboration with J&K Yogasana Sports Association is organizing a UT Level Yogasana Sports Championship in Sher-I Kashmir Indoor Stadium Srinagar.
Around 15 districts of J&K UT are participating in the two day event which shall culminate from Friday.
More than 370 athletes and 50 officials including judges from other districts and Sports Authority of India will officiate and monitor the event.