MARACHA. The vice chairman technical Maracha district primary games and sports has called on teachers in the department at school level to give adequate and specialized training for pupils to fully develop their talents.

Mr Bosco Ezati said “Last year our children under twelve category emerged second in the national championships and our success in this year’s competitions will depend on the training done by the sports teachers at school level that is why we have called all of you here to receive refresher training on the rules and necessary skills”.

Ezati made the call on Thursday at the end of their annual games and sports clinic that was organized at Bura primary school in Maracha town council.

The team leader for Maracha district games and ports Mr Cyril Ezama said the clinic was to close skills gaps and individual differences among teachers to handle children’s athletics both track and field events uniformly at school level.

“We identified some gaps among teachers in giving knowledge about children’s athletics, some schools have no experienced sports officers due to transfers and some sports teacher are new from the colleges, we want to harmonize that so that one day the district will be overall champion at national level”, Ezama explained.

Mr Cyril Ezama

During the training, Ms Josephine Odroru Jet, the games mistress of Galia primary school in Oluvu sub-county expressed optimism that the district will perform better this year.

“We used to take two categories of children under twelve and under sixteen to participate in national championships due to financial constraints but this year we are preparing four categories including children under 16 years and the deaf team which will increase our chances of winning trophies”, Odroru stated.

According to Mr Sunday Andega from Nyarakua primary school in Oleba sub-county, the training is necessary because it helps both teachers and the pupils in an era where numerous changes are introduced every year.

The participants were drilled on skills in track and field events both theoretical and practical