Getting kids outdoors


  • Community
  • Wednesday, 07 Jan 2015

Carefree under the sun: The boys having fun during a football training session at Casa Permai Central Park in Tanjung Bungah.

THE younger generation should participate more in outdoor activities instead of staying indoors glued to their computers.

With this aim in mind, Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu organised a football training programme with the Penang Youth Football Club.

“Besides this football programme, we also carried out other outdoor activities such as badminton and hill climbing,” he said after handing over participation certificates.

The programme was held at the Casa Permai Central Park in Tanjung Bungah every Sunday for a month during the school holidays.

“Fifteen boys aged between eight and 14 joined the programme,” said club president Lee Ng Hooi.

“Most of them are just beginner players and we teach them basic skills such as ball control and proper passing techniques,” he said.

Well done, boys:   The young players showing off the certificates they received from Teh (red T-shirt) after   completing their training.
Well done, boys:   The young players showing off the certificates they received from Teh (red T-shirt) after   completing their training.

Ivan Ng, nine, said he was very interested in football.

“This was a great experience for me as I got to play with senior players and I learned a lot about football,” he said.

L. Dhukesh, 13, said the programme was useful as he spent his school holidays wisely.

“I started playing football at the age of eight and this sport is my passion. So I have no regrets joining this programme,” he said.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Across The Star Online