Girls demand sports grounds

Female athletes say need space for practice

APP August 24, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Female students of various educational institutions on Thursday demanded the quarters concerned to have separate sports grounds and health fitness clubs for the promotion of sports activities for women in the federal capital.

According to them, many of the students were interested in sports but due to the absence of separate grounds, they were unable to fulfill their desire.

Nimra Kiani, a student of Federal Government College Sector G/7 said, "I started indoor training sessions for cricket learning to fulfill my dream of becoming a cricketer but I cannot start practice as mostly playgrounds are allocated for only males."

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She said that she wanted to make her career in sports but it is impossible for her in the case of having combined playgrounds.

She expressed the desire that authorities concerned should set up playgrounds for them in each sector where they could easily play different sports.

Another student, Haleema Siddique said that like me many other girls wanted to become a cricketer but it is impossible without facilities like sports clubs and playgrounds.

She said "I can't go to other cities for club cricket so we need sports facilities here in Islamabad to make our career.  

Published in The Express Tribune, August 24th, 2019.

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