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Sports dept to have Kalinga Athletics Club for city kids-Education News

 The sports and youth services department will give training to city children aged between six and 12 years in athletics at Kalinga Stadium here, charging a monthly fee of Rs 1000.

However, training for December and January months will be free of cost. The department will start Kalinga Athletics Club for the training purposes. The kids will come for an hour from 5pm to 6pm on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays to the Kalinga Athletics Stadium for the training. This initiative of the department is called ‘Pay and Play’.

Parents of the kids can apply online from the department’s website or collect offline registration forms from Kalinga Athletics Stadium. Registration process has already started from Wednesday. Each batch will have 30 students (both boys and girls). Department secretary Vineel Krishna on Friday told TOI that they already have coaching programmes for students in swimming and tennis at Stadium. “We have started similar programmes for hockey and football. Now we are starting this in athletics,” he added.

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