Pak women need better sports infrastructure to perform at Int’l level: Irene Pearl

Karachi: Pakistan women excel in every department of life and they also don’t talent in sports and better chances and proper infrastructure can help them international recognition, feels Trinity Girls Degree College Principal Irene Pearl.

“If opportunities and proper infrastructure is provided to our women, then I believe that our women would soon be able to perform well internationally therefore portraying a soft and better image of the country throughout the world,” Irene said at the sidelines of the softball coaching camp underway at the college.

Sindh Softball Association (SSA) in collaboration with Softball Federation of Pakistan (SFP) is organizing this camp.

She added that Pakistani women has reached the most treacherous peak of K-2 mountain and women in armed forces have also flied jet planes so there were no other reason for women being unable to perform well in sports other than opportunities and more importantly proper infrastructure.

She added sports camps such as the one underway at her college would help young girls showcase and polish their talent. “Such opportunities would also help our girls discover their talent and they would also be encouraged to further improve and may find a career in sports.”

SFP Secretary Asif Azeem, Vice President Mohammad Zeeshan Merchant, SSA Head Coach Faraz Ijaz and College’s sports in-charge Naheed were also present on the occasion.

He thanked SFP and SSA officials for organizing this camp at the college and she hoped that there would be players from her college who would make it all the way to the national team.

“When the camp started, around fifty girls registered but now it has attracted more girls and there more than ninety girls attending the camp now. I think the girls are getting interested in the sports extravaganza which is a good sign,” she said.

On the occasion, Zeeshan Merchant conducted a tutorial on multi-media and gave a lecture on softball rules, regulations, technicalities and contemporary demands of the game.