Karachi: The inaugural Introduction and Coaching Course for Deaf Children started Wednesday here at Park for Special People in Clifton.
“This is for the first time that a coaching course would be organized for deaf players.” national softball head coach Asif Azeem told PPI. “With this course, we are aiming to promote the game among deaf children. In this was way these player will be attracted towards healthy activities.”
Asif added that basic knowledge regarding the sport would also be disseminated among the participants. Around seventy players participated on the first day of the event.
The program has been conducted separately for three different age groups. The first group would comprise of participants aged 10 to 14, the second from age 15 years to 18 and the third group would consists of participants aged above 18 years of age.
The participants will also be given certificates after the conclusion of the coaching program. A team of deaf children will also be formed after the conclusion of the coaching course.
President of Softball federation of Pakistan (SFP) Mohammad Salim Khan was also present during the opening ceremony of the event. He expressed satisfaction for a good turnout and said that SFP would organize more such events in future.
Apart from Asif, chief umpire Zaheer Hussain, Mohammad Iqbal, Jamil Javed and Faraz Ijaz gave lectures regarding softball to the participants and also distributed accessories of the sport.