KOTA KINABALU – Sabah National sport Institute will be holding a Talent Identification (TID) programme in Sabah on March 2015.
TID will be carried out among students in primary and secondary schools in order to identify high- potential talent in sport.
Deputy chief executive officer of Malaysia National Sport Institute, Ramesh Chandar a/l Kunjuni, said in his meeting today that TID main objective is to develop a group of young -generation in sport. They will be trained to be a world-class athlete like Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Datuk Nicol Ann David.
“ National Sport Institute plays a vital role in developing skillful athletes. So, we need to train them from a young age until they reach high performance level. The NSI Strategic Plan in TID will be starting in this year until 2025,” Ramesh said.
He emphasised that the programme plan was launched in Sept 18, 2014 and will be reviewed twice; the first being on athletes development in 2016 and 2020 while the second review will be carried out in 2020 until 2024.
“We will be constructing a multilateral sport center in Sabah to train all the potential athletes. We’ve already built 300 multilaterals in Peninsular and it’s time for Sabah to have this center,” he said.
Government agencies participating in the programme are Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Rural and Regional Development and National Athletes Charity Foundation “ Yayasan Kebajikan Atlit” (YAKEB) represented by physical education (PE) teachers and retired athletes.- Saila Saidie/Sayangsabah.