CHITRAL (APP) – Opening of under 23 games trial was marked with an impressive and largely-attended ceremony here on Wednesday.
Assistant Commissioner Sajid Nawaz was the chief guest in the ceremony which was held at Government Centennial Model High School.
The program was organized under the auspices of by district sport department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and represented by sports officer Abdul Rahmat.
Addressing on the occasion president all games association and former president district football association Hussain Ahmad said that youth and players of Chiral were having great talent but due to lack of facilities and less opportunity they could not demonstrate their talent.
He said that players of Chitral liked and played all games like polo, football, cricket, tug of war Buz kushi etc As well as three players were included in national football team from Chitral.
Chief Guest AC chitral Sajid Nawaz said that district administration would fully support youth and players of Chitral.
He also assured full support and accommodation arrangements for those players who arrived from upper Chitral Mastuj.
He said that there was great talent in these youth but the need to be polished and to be patronized by the authorities.
He said that if these youth were given opportunity they can bright name of the country in international level.
District sports officer presented him Chitrali cap as traditional gift of Chitral. He properly kicked table tennis and inaugurates under 23 games trial. Later on he also inaugurates badminton at Govt primary school Chitral. A large number of people belonging to all walks of life participated in inaugural ceremony of under 23 games trial.
DSO Abdul Rehmat said that there are 15 games for boys and 13 for girls which will be held at lower and upper Chitral.
He said that youth below the age of 23 years can participate in these trial games and after selecting here they will be given opportunity to participate in divisional, provincial as well as in national level too. But selection must be on merit basis only to choose talent players.
Fahimullah a student of under 23 told that this is good opportunity for him if he was selected here he can easily indulge in provincial and national team.