Towards developing in children a well rounded personality, CSP runs the sports programme with the collaboration of Rabindra Sarobar Athletics Club. Since the introduction of a regular sports and athletics programme, many children across all programmes have had an opportunity to access and utilize a sports facility with the benefit of free open spaces away from the claustrophobic overcrowding of their slum existence.
There is regular attendance of about 30 children from various programmes at the Athletics Training camp at Rabindra Sarobar stadium, Kolkata. Many of the children from the athletics section have participated in various local events and won honours.
CSP has tied up with a soccer coaching run by Southern Sports Club. Although this is a comparatively recent venture a couple of Home boys are showing real promise as sportsmen.
Many of the children from the athletics section have participated in various local events and won honours.
The Opinion of the Sarobor Athletic Club (SAC)
SAC believe that every trainee of tender age has the potential of becoming a successful athlete provided he/she continues the training schedule with deligence, Sarobor Athletics Centre were the CSP children take there athletics lessons, holds two annual events, mainly cross country race and the annual track and filled events in which the performance records of each individual is recorded.
The past records of one trainee with the current records the progress of that trainee can be ascertained but unfortunately due to the pandemic situation SAC could not hold these two important events for the past two years. The SAC coaches hope that sometime in April the annual track and filled event can be held. The CSP children at present are in a primary level, not mature enough to participate in serious athletics competitions such as inter school, inter college, district sports and state sports meets.
Of the CSP boys has the potential to compete in events for his age group. The senior girls who had had athletics training for 3-4 years in the past have taken to football.
If the other children are allowed to compete in their school events they may show good results. They hope to submit a comprehensive progress report after the club’s annual track and filled event.