Ludhiana, February 23, 2013: Punjab Sports Department has decided to conduct trials for Speed Fund Scheme, Sports Academies and different Sports Wings for boys and girls (schools) for the year 2013-14.
The trials for the Speed Fund Scheme shall be conducted at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana on February 26 and registration for the trials will start at 8 a.m. sharp at District Sports Office, Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana.
According to Kartar Singh Sehamby, District Sports Officer, Ludhiana, Athletics, Boxing, Badminton, Cycling, Gymnastics (Artistic and Rhythmic), Judo, Lawn Tennis Table Tennis, Weight Lifting and Wrestling have been included in Speed Fund Scheme.
Players who secured one of the first three positions (1st , 2nd or 3rd place) in Sub Junior/Junior State Championships or Sub Junior National/Junior National Championships and their age should be between 13 to 18 years as on December 31, 2013for eligible for the trials.
The selected players will get Rs. 5,500 each per month for diet, equipments, education, medical and transportation etc. and will be placed at the sports centre equipped with all modern facilities of their own choice in the state. They also will get facility to participate in all national and international competitions and a sum of Rs. 10,000 yearly for their kit.
The department has constituted different committees headed by the international sports personalities for the smooth and faire conduct of the trials.