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Afghanistan ATTU “Aim for the Stars” Ambitious Multi-Faceted Project

Monday 08 February

Afghanistan ATTU “Aim for the Stars” Ambitious Multi-Faceted Project

 

The fourth phase of Afghanistan’s ATTU “Aim for the Stars” Ambitious and Multi-Faceted Project has just concluded with the successful completion of the first ever Afghanistan National Cadet Championships by inviting a total of 25 participants, from the 5 north zone provinces, one coach, two boys and two girls each for a singles, doubles and mixed doubles competition.

 

 

The Overall Program was designed in four different phases:

 

1. Seminar on Development of Table Tennis for Provincial Representatives

i. Seminar on Development of Table Tennis for Provincial Representatives in the capital, Kabul, 25-27.11.20 which included: presentation about ATTF; signing of an official letter from ATTF for recognition of representatives; how these provinces should develop table tennis in their provinces; and basic rules of table tennis.

 

2. Equipment Assistance

i. Packages of equipment were provided for ten provinces, where with these packages the Afghanistan National Table Tennis Federation activated 5 other provinces namely: Kandahar, Nimroz, Farah, Daikundi and Bamyan where these provinces now are officially member of Afghanistan Table Tennis Federation and also equiped 5 other semi-active provinces with basic table tennis packages namely: Parwan, Sarpol, Bakhlan, Faryab and Jelalabad.

 

No

Province TT Table  Net Rackets Balls Source of Sponsorship
1 Jelalabad 1 1 16 50 ATTU 'Aim for the Stars"
 
2 Parwan 1 1 15 150
3 Baghlan 1 1 15 150
4 Bamyan 1 1 15 150
5 Daikundi 1 1 15 150
6 Farah 1 1 10 50
7 Sarpol 1 1 10 50
8 Kandahar 1 1 10 50
9 Balkh     10 50
10 Faryab 1 1 10 50
11 Nimroz 1 1 11 100

 

ii. The activation of new provinces by the activities of the Afghanistan Table Tennis Federation the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee also support with two basic packages of equipment for Kabul Province. One table has been allocated to a girls’ school and other in one to a Kabul orphanage.

 

No Province TT Table  Net Rackets Balls Source of Sponsorship
1 Kabul 2 2 16 50 AFG NOC

 

iii. The Afghanistan Table Tennis Federation also managed to support 7 provinces with the STAG Tables where the players of those provinces are in National ranking to motivate them and bring positive changes in the players playing style.

 

No.

Province

TT Table

Net

Surroundings

Company

1

Herat

1

1

0

Stag

2

Balkh

1

1

0

3

Jozjan

1

1

10

4

Parwan

1

1

0

5

Helmand

1

1

0

6

Sarpol

1

1

0

7

Baghlan

1

1

0

Total

 

7

7

10

 


iv. Out of 34 provinces of Afghanistan now Afghanistan Table Tennis Federation with the support of ATTU “Aim for the Stars” have officially representatives in 15 provinces, the provinces are: Kabul, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif, Jozjan, Sarpol, Parwan, Bamyan, Nimroz, Farah, Daikundi, Kandahar, Bakhlan, Faryab, Helmand and Jelalabad and the ATTF will extend its representative in other provinces of Afghanistan by support of ATTU and Afghanistan NOC.

 

3. Training Camp:

 

i. The training camp was designed for active provinces where they were asked to focus on their Cadet and Hopes players. The participants were from Kabul, Parwan, Sarpol, Balkh and Jozjan. Fortunately now Afghanistan Table Tennis Federation also established teams of Cadet and Hopes for future programs in the National and Regional Level both male and female.

ii. Not only this but also Afghanistan Table Tennis Federation initiate an extra activity that asked for concept from provinces that only 5 provinces could receive reward to implement their idea in their provinces individually and 5 provinces as below got award from this ATTU support.

 

(a) Kabul, Sarpol and Parwan provinces each conducted two days of table tennis training camp for the orphanages with the aim to introduce table tennis for the kids and also motivate them for table tennis and sport.

(b) Balkh province registered 3 table tennis clubs in their province, while

(c) Nimroz province will build an outdoor cement table tennis table in their girls’ school.

 

4. Afghanistan National Cadet Championship:

For the first ever in history of Afghanistan Table Tennis Federation now the National Federation have list of top 5 National ranked players in both Cadet & Hopes categories with gender balance of male and female. Now the ATTF will focus on these players and also as per National constitution of ATTF and ATTU standards the Afghanistan National Table Tennis Federation will divert most of its focus to the Cadet and Hope Categories aged group.

 

 

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These positive changes and activities were conducted only with the strong support and assistance of ATTU “Aim for the Stars” and Afghanistan NOC. Thank you!

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