The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports examined sports facilities of Transcarpathia
During a two-day working visit to Transcarpathia, the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Yaroslav Voytovych examined sports facilities of the region.
According to the head of Youth and Sports Department of the Regional State Administration Denys Man, on June 10, in Uzhgorod, the official visited the "Spartak" stadium, where the school of Olympic reserve train, the sports complex "Yunist" and the sports complex of UzhNU.
Also, the officials inspected the stadium "Avangard", which is in the long-term lease by FC Goverla". According to Denys Man, the stadium once was the base for Olympic training in athletics. But now, the artificial turf of racetracks and sectors is totally worn out and is not suitable for athletics competitions even at the regional level. "The estimated cost of reconstruction and replacement of artificial turf is UAH 3 million. The production of project documentation costs about 300 thousand. After the primary works are completed, we will raise the issue on restoration of the status of Olympic training base," - Denys Man said.
On Thursday the deputy minister visited the stadium "Kharchovyk" and the sports complex of the children and youth sports school in Mukachevo. The stadium owners initiated the establishment of Olympic training base in athletics at this sports facility, relevant documents are partially prepared.
In the city of Beregovo, the official visited the educational and sports base of the sports society "Kolos." It was formerly the Olympic training base in freestyle and calisthenics, but for a long time, the facilities has been in lease to private organizations and dilapidated. In 2014, the sporting facilities, which includes a swimming pool with thermal water, sports, gym, fitness rooms, and a hotel for 140 people with catering facility, was tranferred back under direct management of the Central Council of the sports society "Kolos."
Yaroslav Voitovych stressed that Transcarpathia has a huge potential for organization of sports trainings and competitions. "We need only political will and the desire of the state to support the region in development and improvment of sports infrastructure" - the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports said.