Veliaj encourages parents to enroll their children in sports: We are investing in every discipline
"Register children in sports!" This is the message that the mayor Erion Veliaj gave to the parents of Tirana.
During the inspection of the works for the rehabilitation of five football fields near the swimming pool complex, Veliaj said that in Tirana there are all opportunities for children to engage in physical activities, regardless of the type of sport they choose.
"I am glad that in this area we have created a sports campus with the Olympic Park, the AFL fields and the municipal fields. Today the encouragement for parents is: enroll children in sports! It doesn't matter if it's football, if it's wrestling (where we just became world champion), if it's weightlifting (where we're still world champion), if it's athletics, with the new track for Luiza Gega - whatever the sport or sports class (volleyball, basketball, for which we have opened over 70 gyms), it is very important for children to engage in physical activity", said Veliaj.
Next year, Tirana can be declared the European Capital of Sport.
"We will still do what we have to do and what we have passion for, but of course a European title gives us even more incentive to move faster in such activities," he said.
“Ajo që premtuam, me gjithë angazhimin tonë në sport, është se do t’i kushtojmë rëndësi të gjitha disiplinave në sport. Pasi morëm në administrim hapësirën e kompleksit të pishinave, ku Federata e Notit ka bërë disa aktivitete aty, tani është sporti i futbollit që ka nevojë për më shumë terrene. Faza e dytë e zhvillimit është pjesa e fushave të mbuluara, sidomos tani që vjen dimri, janë një aset i madh që do e përdorin jo vetëm profesionistët, por edhe amatorët, kryesisht ekipet e fëmijëve dhe të moshave, pasi në Tiranë funksionojnë rreth 250 shoqata,” shtoi Veliaj.
Nisur nga kriza energjetike, të gjithë fushat do të kenë ndriçim LED.
"We are very conscious of the cost of energy. Despite the fact that the Municipality of Tirana, with the Lanabregas hydropower plant, produces its own electricity, we should all save, because you never know how harsh the winter will be. The fact that we've switched to LED lighting means we're being careful to get the best out of every investment. If we continue with this culture of investments, which stand up to the challenges of time, be it weather conditions or energy prices, I believe that we have left the city a "dowry" that will be beyond our political engagement in this administration," he concluded. Veliaj his word.
The new fields that are being built in the swimming pool complex will be available to associations that prepare youth teams, but also for the training of professional athletes.