Mayor to pursue ‘sustainable’ sports devt program for Tagum

CITY of Tagum, Davao del Norte–Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon is determined to pursue a sustainable sports development program for the city towards the fulfillment of his sports and wellness agenda under the EAGLE WINGS Program.

This developed as the local chief executive was surprised and elated by the excellent performance showed by young athletes who garnered numerous medals in the recently concluded Batang Pinoy-Mindanao Qualifying Games hosted by the province of Davao del Norte.

Rellon is positive that with the strong support of the local government of Tagum under a comprehensive program that would boost the government’s anchor on sports, Tagumeño athletes can perform better.

The key to sports excellence is by starting the training at the grassroots level, the mayor shared, adding that he will soon convene through the City Sports Office a “Sports Summit” in the city to assess the condition of the sports programs and development in recent years.

The said summit will gather sports enthusiasts, coaches and athletes and shall come up with plans, policies and roadmap towards a sustainable sports development program.

This was announced by Mayor Rellon during the monthly convocation program and ecumenical service where he led Tagumeños in paying homage to the victors in the Batang Pinoy Games.

Topping the list of winners is both the girls and boys division of the Volleyball Team who garnered gold medals, making them the Mindanao representative to the Batang Pinoy National Games in Zamboanga City in November.

The city’s dance sports team also bagged numerous medals, mostly gold.

Tagum-based athletes also garnered gold medals in beach volleyball and dance sports, arnis, taekwondo while also clinching silver and bronze medals in other sports disciplines such as boxing, dance sports, arnis and swimming. Louie Lapat of CIO-Tagum

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