PSC: Children’s Games should be blueprint for nationwide program

first_imgLATEST STORIES PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Children’s Games in Baguio City.BAGUIO CITY—The Children’s Games of the Philippine Sports Commission here in the country’s Summer capital should serve as a template for other communities to replicate.Professor Henry Daut, PSC head for grassroots sports development, said making the Games designed for 12-year-old kids and younger a regular activity in the city’s 128 barangays would not only promote fun and fitness but also expand the talent base of future elite athletes.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings PSC chair Butch Ramirez said the Games would return to Davao in Turil town this weekend, which will gather children from different religious and tribal backgrounds to play together and socially interact.“The more kids that can play, the more talents we can discover. These Games, however, are not just about producing excellent athletes. It’s also about increasing the participation and the awareness to motivate more kids to get into the playing field,’’ said Daut.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Double duty for water polo stars: Canete, Anota fielded in open water swimcenter_img Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas “Having it here can encourage other communities to do the same,’’ said Daut on the second day of the Children’s Games Thursday at the Baguio Athletics Bowl. “But these communities should not be totally dependent on what the PSC has been giving. They should also be self-reliant in terms of looking for support,’’ added Daut, who is also deputy national training director of the Philippine Sports Institute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Over 400 kids from the area began to play in various team sports such as volleyball, football, basketball and running in the three-day competition that will end Friday.It was the fourth offering of the Unesco-cited Children’s Games after holding it in Davao City, La Trinidad, Benguet and Iligan City for the children of evacuees from war-torn Marawi City. Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

Five reasons why this decorated Real Madrid defender could be a good signing for Arsenal

first_img1 Alvaro Arbeloa is being linked with Arsenal Strong reports in Spain claim that Arsene Wenger wants to sign Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa this summer. The Spaniard played for Liverpool from 2007 until 2009 before returning to boyhood club Madrid, and while he may not be the most exciting name in the summer market, he could be a smart transfer. talkSPORT looks at five things the player could offer the Gunners…1: VersatilityArbeloa would be coming in to replace Thomas Vermaelen at the Emirates, and the Madrid man ticks an important box in that capacity: he can play across the back four. As well as his usual role at right back, Arbeloa has regularly filled in at left back during his career, while he can also play in the middle of the back four. That’s an attractive quality for any club, and Arsenal are no exception.2: ExperienceWith 56 Spain caps to his name, over 100 games for Real Madrid in the Champions League and La Liga, as well as time at Liverpool and Deportivo in the top flight, Arbeloa has a huge deal of experience across all competitions. While Mathieu Debuchy is already the finished article, Calum Chambers is only 19 and relatively untested at the highest level, so if the Gunners are going to bring in a third defender as is being suggested, it makes sense to look for someone at the opposite end of the spectrum from the former Southampton man.3: Ease of adaptationThe big concern when signing any player from abroad is how well he will adapt to the Premier League, and that’s particularly important in a key position like centre back or full back. In Arbeloa, Arsene Wenger has no such doubts, given the 66 appearances he made for Liverpool in the English top flight. The Spaniard should be able to hit the ground running if he does end up at the Emirates.4: AvailabilityAlmost every top European side is looking for a new defender this summer, but the reality is that not many with proven experience are available. If the Gunners do lose Thomas Vermaelen as seems to be the case, then they will have a big task finding someone of similar stature ready to join the club. Crucially, Arbeloa is available: Real Madrid have plenty of cover at full back with Nacho, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao, while at centre back they have Pepe, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, so it makes sense for the Spaniard to look elsewhere for regular football. Arsenal are unlikely to find a better option this summer.5: PersonalityArbeloa isn’t afraid to stick his head above the parapet and is known to be an extremely driven footballer, a quality which endeared him to Jose Mourinho during the Portuguese manager’s time at the Bernabeu. With Arsenal looking to push on from their FA Cup win to a sustained challenge for the Premier League, a proven winner like the Madrid man would be a natural fit. Personalities are important in any dressing room, and Arsene Wenger may find the Spaniard’s mentality attractive when looking towards the club’s goals for next season.Arsenal fans, are you convinced? Could Arbeloa be a good signing? Let us know below…last_img read more