The Iloilo City Sports Division is offering free summer sports clinic to elementary pupils below 13 years old starting April 8 to 14.

There are 14 sports disciplines including arnis, chess, football, tennis, karatedo, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, basketball, wushu, futsal, badminton, dancesport, and pencak silat.

“This is the City Government’s way of promoting various sports because we know that children are very active and want to try many sports,” Mayor Jose Espinosa III said.

“As part of the Pag-ulikid Program, we want children to be engaged in sports for them to enjoy their summer vacation. This will help them build self-confidence, be healthy, and will teach them to be more friendly,” Espinosa added.

City Sports Division officer-in-charge Moises Salomon Jr. said each pupil is allowed to join four to five sports disciplines.

“This summer sports clinic is also our way of identifying kids who have potential in the respective sport disciplines. And at the same time, we will also award top pupils who excel in each sport discipline during the culminating ceremony,” Salomon said.

For Arevalo district, the basketball clinic will be at Ramon Avanceña National High School (RANHS), while arnis and taekwondo will be at Arevalo Plaza Gym.

For City Proper, the dancesport will be at Jubilee Hall; basketball at Zamora Melliza Gym; and arnis and taekwondo at Plaza Libertad.

For Jaro district, the basketball, arnis and taekwondo will be at Jaro Plaza Gym.

For La Paz district, the football will be at La Paz Football Field; basketball at La Paz Gym; volleyball at La Paz Elementary School; tennis at La Paz Tennis Court; badminton at West Visayas State University PESCAR Gym; and taekwondo and arnis at La Paz Plaza.

For Lapuz district, the basketball, arnis and taekwondo will be at Bo. Obrero Gym.

For Mandurriao district, the basketball will be at Block 22 Gym; and volleybal, arnis, and taekwondo at Mandurriao Plaza Gym.

For Molo district, the basketball, arnis and taekwondo will be at Katilingban Gym, volleyball at North Fundidor, futsal at Iloilo City National High School; and wushu at Baluarte Elementary School.

Taekwondo, karatedo, table tennis, chess, arnis, jui-jitsu, and pencak silat will also be held at SM City Iloilo. (PIO)