Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Sports Authority of AP Managing Director N.Bangara Raju today said an exclusive sports school for tribal youth would be established at Araku Valley in an extent of 26 acres of land.
Speaking to media, he said that the State government realizing the importance of nurturing the inherent sporting talent among the tribal population has decided to offer them scientific and methodical coaching to help them make a mark in the sporting arena. He said that they have chosen Araku Valley as it is a high-altitude place and suitable for training.
Around 313 talented boys and girls from Classes V to IX who were short-listed from all the 13 districts of the State took part in the final selection process organized at Srikakulam for two days from October 31.
‘We have selected 150 persons who will be enrolled into the sports school for further training under the guidance of experienced coaches’, said SAAP Managing Director. The selected athletes would also be imparted education in a residential set-up. SAAP is proving necessary equipment, he said.