Yap: Nat’l sports academy in Capas will make champions, promote youth’s well-being
Tarlac Governor Susan Yap said the goal of the National Academy of Sports (NAS) that’s being built at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac is not only to develop young athletes into champions, but also to promote their general well-being.
“More than anything, it is the discipline and teamwork which we hope to instill in our youth through sports that drives our leaders to build institutions such as the National Academy of Sports,” the governor said.
Yap made the statement as the construction of the first phase of the P557.8-million project began.
NAS is being developed as a green and climate-resilient learning center and training ground for Filipino scholar-athletes.
The first phase covers the construction of academic and administrative buildings as well as a multi-purpose gym to be completed in February 2022.
The NAS, Department of Education (DepEd), Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) unveiled on October 9 the ceremonial marker and architectural renders of the training center.
NAS formally opened classes on September 13, welcoming its first batch of student-athlete scholars who are enrolled in a specialized sports-oriented education curriculum via remote learning modalities amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
“This momentous and historical event marks the beginning to showcase not just a physical structure but an institution that will provide the educational advancement and development of high-quality sports programs, training and experience to our future world-class student-athletes,” said NAS Executive Director Joy Reyes.
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