IEP Chandigarh, March 29
Trials for the selection of players for the residential sports wings of the Punjab Institute of Sports (PIS) are starting on 3rd April and will continue till 25th of April. This time, increasing the scope of the trials, the trials of different sports will be conducted at 11 places, after which the final trials of the players selected from these trials will start on April 24 and will conclude on April 26. Giving information through a press statement here today, Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said that continuous efforts are being made by the State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to make Punjab a leader in sports again. ‘Khedan Watan Punjab Deya’ , held for the first time last year in Punjab, got a big thumbs up. Around 3 lakh players participated in these games after which it was decided to increase the scope of trials of sports wings for the new season. In different sports, the trials of six age groups under 10, under 12, under 14, under 17, under 19 and under 21 will be held in zones created district wise and after that, the final trials of the players selected from the districts will be held at one place. There will be trials for around 1700 seats in 18 sports with 450 seats increased for a new session. These sports are Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Gymnastics, Judo, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Handball, Archery, Cycling, Swimming, Table Tennis, Fencing, Shooting and Rowing. This will bring out the best players. The concerned District Sports Officer has been placed as in charge of the district where the trials are held. The selected players will get free coaching, accommodation, diet and medical and insurance facilities. Divulging the details, trials of various sports will be held in the Amritsar district on April 3 and 4 in which players from Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Tarn Taran will participate. Similarly, the trials of Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur districts in respect of various sports will be held at Jalandhar on April 6 and 7. Trials for various sports in Ludhiana, Moga, Malerkotla and Nawanshahr districts will be held at Ludhiana on April 9 and 10. The trials of Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib and Sangrur districts of various sports will be held at Patiala on April 12 and 13, the trials of Bathinda, Barnala and Mansa districts of various sports will be held at Bathinda on April 15 and 16, the trials of Faridkot, Mukatsar Sahib, Fazilka and Ferozepur districts will be held at Faridkot on April 18 and 19, and those of the SAS Nagar and Rupnagar districts of various sports will be held at SAS Nagar on April 21 and 22. Apart from this, there will be trials for all districts for Rowing on April 3 and 4 at Rupnagar, all districts for Table Tennis on April 24 and 25 at Barnala and all district trials for Football on April 24 and 25 at Mahilpur (Hoshiarpur). Players participating in tryouts will report at 8:30 a.m. on the day of tryouts. The player should be a resident of Punjab state and should have won medals in district/state/national level tournaments in the last three years, whose parents are UT (Chandigarh) residents but posted in government institutions of the state of Punjab, children can also participate in the trials. TA/DA will not be given to the players participating in the trials. Participating players should bring an Aadhaar card, birth certificate and 2 passport size photographs with them. In case the number of players increases during the trials, the date of the trials will be extended by one more day at the respective place. More detailed information is available on the department’s website www.pispunjab.org. The final trials of hockey players (boys) selected from different districts will be held at Jalandhar on 24 and 25 April. Similarly, the final trials of athletics players will be held on April 24 and 25 at Jalandhar, the final trials of basketball players will be held at Ludhiana on April 24 and 25, the final trials of volleyball players will be held at Mohali on April 24 and 25, the final trials of swimming will be held at Mohali on April 24 and 25, and the finals of handball will be held at Mohali. The Weightlifting Final Trials would be held at Mohali on 24th and 25th April, Wrestling Final Trials at Mohali on 24th April, Boxing Final Trials at Mohali on 24th April, Judo Final Trials at Mohali on 24th April , Table Tennis Finals Trials will be held on 26 April 2023 at Barnala and final trials of football players will be held at Mahilpur Football Academy (Hoshiarpur) on 26 April 2023.
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