Paralympics Committee stages tournament
THE National Paralympics Committee of Lesotho (NAPCOL) will hold a one-day tournament for people with disability on Saturday at a venue yet to be confirmed.
NAPCOL public relations officer Nteboheng Kele told the Sunday Express that four centres catering for people with disabilities, namely St. Bernadette, St. Angela, Motsekuoa and Pitseng, would take part in the event which is aimed at groom the next paralympians.
She said they would compete in the shot put, discus, javelin and table tennis disciplines.
“We noticed there would be a huge gap once our paralympians retire so this tournament, which will be hold annually, is aimed at grooming new athletes to close this gap,” Kele recently told the Sunday Express.
She said they visited Pitseng, Motsekuoa and St. Angela and handed over sporting equipment.
“We have visited three centres and handed over equipment for field events to enable them to train and choose the disciplines they want to take part in,” she said, adding, they would stage a similar tournament in other dis- tricts.
“It is a known fact that not all people with disability lives at these centres so we decided this tournament would also be held in the different districts to give others a chance to participate.
“It is still work in progress but the plan is to grow it into a nationwide tournament that is open for every person living with disability in order to empower them,” Kele said.