New sports association wants a Wall to climb | Sunday Observer

New sports association wants a Wall to climb

The National Association for Climbing and Mountaineering (NACM), a newly formed sports association in Sri Lanka has requested the Ministry of Sports to help them improve their infrastructure by calling for a financial grant to construct a climbing wall.

‘We cannot promote this sport without a Climbing Wall. At this moment we are in our infancy and registered with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the parent association in Sri Lanka,” said Major Priyan de Silva the secretary of the NACM.

The association conducted a recent workshop at S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia at school level to promote the sport throughout the country.

“These workshops have been successful and have made it possible for us to look ahead. We can expect progress in about two years and we think the future is bright,” said De Silva.

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