ASEAN Water Polo to help Laos prepare for SEA Games

Posted by samakomlao Tuesday, June 9, 2009

(KPL) ASEAN Water Polo Federation and FINA referees and members recently has sent four experts to train Lao officials and volunteers from Lao National Swimming Federation as well as inspected a new arena construction site at Km 16 in Xaythany district.

The Philippines sent a number of experts to train 30 Lao volunteers from the Lao Swimming Federation at Kavin College from 29-30 May.

The three experts taught the rules and techniques of water polo. A Two day training was attended by Deputy President of Lao National Swimming Federation Mr Phankham Vongkhanti and some officials from the federation. One team consists of seven players, including a goal keeper. As in football, the goal is to get the ball into the opponent?s net.

With legs and feet busy keeping players a float, it is up to the hands and arms to guide the ball towards its destination, or block opposition attack.

The Philippines is ready to support Lao water polo players if the Swimming Federation were able to organise a team for the SEA Games.

The Lao Swimming Federation said it was unable to prepare a team to compete in the event because water polo was too new sport for the Lao people, which Laos has never competed in water polo in the SEA Games or at any other international event.

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