IAAF Launches Kids’ Athletics Programme
In an ambitious initiative for grooming athletics talent at the grassroot level, the IAAF Kids’ Athletics programme was today launched in the country with the national federation taking up the challenge of reaching it to every Indian primary school as long-term goal.
The programme, which has been adopted by 134 countries so far since its inception in 2005 and meant for children of age the group 7 to 13, was kickstarted with a two-day national workshop which began today.
The IAAF Kids’ Athletics was introduced in the country last year but could not make any headway. With Athletics Federation of India deciding to have an active involvement and coming up with a long-term goal, the porgramme got a boost this year said the media release.