MIRI: Milo Champions Clinic receives overwhelming response with 560 participations nationwide, and Milo intends to continue the initiative to provide the young the opportunity to develop their skills and passion in sports.
Assistant Manager Sport Marketing of Milo, Kerwin Lim said the event, which started on 21 October and to end on 27 November, was being held at various places nationwide, including in Penang, Johor, Kuching, Miri, Sibu and Selangor.
The programme offers sessions for children beginners to learn and pick up different types of sports.
“Children will experience for the first time, games of futsal, badminton, bowling, hockey, netball and basketball.
“This is the second programme and for this year, Milo is working with some of the biggest names in the international sporting scene, who are now renowned coaches, to devise the clinic module for children.
“Some of the head coaches include Rashid Sidek, Chiew Chun Yong, Tai Beng Hai, Sim Sin Heng and Choo Kon Lee,” he said in his speech at the Milo Champion Clinic Workshop held at Hornbills Sport Centre here, yesterday.
Milo Champions Clinic also strongly encourages parental presence and support during the children’s sports sessions.
Parent are engaged with various talks on the sidelines led by the coaches, psychologists as well as nutritionists from Nestle to serve as eye opener in helping parents understand the importance of their support in unlocking their children’s potential.
Meanwhile, coach Idham Khalid, a former national basketballer, pointed out the importance of parental support in encouraging their children to take part in sports activities.
“In the beginner’s stages, parents should focus on the success of their children’s performance and not on the outcome of the game.
“From my own experiance, children who receive constant support from their parents tend to experience more enjoyment in playing sport,” he said.
Sport Clinic Senior Nutritionist of Nestle Malaysia Berhad, Nurul Iliani Ahmad said parents needed to be aware that children who participated actively in sports on a regular basis would need to have right balance of food and drinks.
“Good nutrition and sports go hand-in-hand when it comes to optimising the benefits of sports. Therefore, it is advisable to plan children’s nutrition to help them improve their overall performance and development,” she said.