As the 30th Southeast Asian Games’ torch was set aflame with a torch lighting ceremony held at SM Lanang Davao, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go has introduced new opportunities for all Filipino young athletes through NCC Sports Complex.
NCC Sports Complex 95% finished
As the 30th Southeast Asian Games closely comes, New Clark City’s Sports Complex is on the way to completion.
Philippine Sports Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey optimistically said that the complex is going to be completed in time for the 30th SEA Games.
“The Clark Sports Complex is at 95% finished. As a matter of fact, I was there the other day and the aquatic center and athletics center are nearing operational status,” Maxey said.
Schools for young athletes
At Senator Bong Go’s speech at the Torch Lighting Ceremony, it was mentioned how the facilities are currently nearing completion. He also said that these facilities will be substantial to all young athletes who wish to study and train for honing their skills in their specific sport.
“We are going to put up schools for young athletes at New Clark City where they can both train in world-class facilities at the New Clark City Sports Complex while being able to pursue their studies to ensure that young athletes who wish to go to college will be able to do so,” Senator Go said.
Senator Go’s proposal has been presented to the Senate under his role as the chairman of the committee on sports.
Push for long-term sports development
Regarding the proposed project, Senator Go has also presented his plans and consulted to the Department of Education (DepEd), Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).
“As the chairman of the committee on sports in the senate, I am going to push for the long-term sports development for the Philippines. One of the proposed policies that I have presented to the senate is the National Sports Academy for High School,” Senator Go said.
“I have coordinated with the DepEd, BCDA, and PSC and they have reacted positively to my proposal,” he added.