Governor: Outdoor sports grounds make sport accessible to all
MINSK, 8 June (BelTA) – Sports grounds are becoming centers of attraction for young people, Minsk Oblast Governor Aleksandr Turchin said at the opening of a multifunctional sports ground at Yakub kolas Nesvizh State College, BelTA has learned.
"The project is young. A pilot project of the Presidential Sports Club was launched in Borisov District last year. When it was opened, Dmitry Lukashenko and I agreed that during 2022 we would scale up the project across district centers in Minsk Oblast. All preparatory work, landscaping are the responsibility of local authorities. Gear and equipment are supplied by the Presidential Sports Club," Aleksandr Turchin noted.
“I think that we will complete the project in September of this year and every district center will have such a sports ground," the governor said. “The philosophy of this initiative is actually quite simple. We see that such sports facilities are popular primarily with young people, middle-aged people. There is an interest in sport in district centers."
"The facility in Nesvizh has its own history. Last year, when we opened a dormitory here, we talked with young people who came to study here from all places of Belarus. I asked them what else was missing. One of the proposals was to build a sports ground as a center of gravity for young people. By the way, the college enrolls more than 470 people, including in PT majors. The students participated in landscaping, clean-up work. It's great that it worked out."
The sports ground was opened as part of the Sport for All project of the Presidential Sports Club. The initiative was launched in July 2021. The project envisages the construction of Street Workout sports grounds accessible for teenagers and adults, including people with disabilities (para-workout). Plans are in place to open grounds for workout and other sports. The goal and the main idea behind the project is to make sport accessible to all.
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