Fri, 24 Nov 2000

PASI stages pole vault training

SURAKARTA, Central Java (JP): The Indonesian Amateur Athletics Association (PASI) Central Java chapter joined hands with the province's Ministry of National Education chapter to stage pole vaulting training.

The training, which started on Monday and finishes Friday, is attended by 50 elementary and junior high school students, from 12 to 13 years of age. Twenty school teachers across the city are also participateing in the training at the Manahan Stadium here.

The training is led by instructors from the PASI office in Jakarta: Hadi Wacono, Ni Putu and Paulus Lay.

"We are very grateful to PASI for inviting the Solo chapter of the Ministry to stage the training program for the students," the head of the Ministry chapter, Isnawan, said Wednesday.

Hadi expressed hope that the training would encourage local pole vaulters to be ready to compete in national and international events. (har)