Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 22:
Over 150 young boys and girls keen to make a mark in the sporting arena are attending the 10-day summer coaching camp organized by the SOA Universit, which began here on Thursday.
The children, to be trained in cricket, basketball, tennis and softball, are provided lodging and boarding by the University in its own campus having newly laid basketball and tennis courts.
The university’s sports officer Ranjan Kumar Pradhan, who is an accomplished basketball player of yesteryears and a trained coach, said the children had come from eight different districts.
While Pradhan will be overall in-charge of the camp and impart training in basketball, the cricketers will be trained by former cricketer Priyam Mallick and softball trainees will be looked after by former India international Ms Sunita Verma, who is the University’s Assistant Sports Officer.
Subrat Nayak will coach the tennis players.
The training sessions will be early in the morning and late in the afternoon keeping in view the summer heat, Pradhan said.
The camp was inaugurated on Thursday in the presence of University’s Associate professor, Dr Jyoti Ranjan Das and Director (Public Relations), Paresh Das.