On the occasion of the commemoration of the world day of physical activity, The webinar “Why does sport change a country?” took place, organized by Project Play.
This virtual forum had the participation of LAura Irarragorri, Honorary President of Win Serving; Gilberto Hernández, co-owner of Capitanes CDMX; Dieter Holtz, former athlete; Arturo Olive, president of NFL Mexico; and Igor Rubio, director of the Faculty of Sports Sciences at Anáhuac University.
The Webinar organized by Project Play aimed, through the voice of the experts, to talk about the importance of sports practice among young people within the framework of integral development and as a social catalyst.
Specifically, in his speech, Dieter Holtz spoke about the significance of sport as a converter in society.
“Sport is a priority for the growth of society. Sport should have more weight in schools,” he said.
For its part, Gilberto Hernández agreed that the practice of sports and physical activities should occupy more time in school curricula.
“Sport and physical activity change countries and cities. The challenge is enormous and cannot be met alone, we must team up, parents, government. I don’t think there is a bigger issue on the national agenda than the displacement of young people“, noted.
Laura Irarragorri gave as an example what Santos Laguna players do to promote physical activation.
“Sport is a very important tool for social change. We did it with Santos players, they go to the communities to tell their life stories so they know everything they had to do to get there“, he explained.
Arturo Olivé acknowledged that it is the job of different actors, not just one, to promote the sport.
“The effort cannot be concentrated on a single player in society, it is an issue that concerns all sectors and the work must be done together,” he said.
Igor Rubio commented that, Coming from the academic sector, the “sand granite” is made to promote the practice of sport through the training of coaches, so that they instil the love of sport in the younger generations.