Participants of the “World’s Biggest Archery Competition” 2014 at Cebu City Sports Center. | CDN File Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The “PVC Archery Program” that the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) launched in 2013 is now the model core program of World Archery Philippines Inc., the official NSA archery in the country.

SBCC President Edward Hayco told CDN Digital that his archery program, known for using improvised PVC pipe as a bow, is now adopted as a local program across the country.

However, Rosendo Sombrio, general secretary of World Archery Philippines Inc., said they have adopted the CCSC archery program for several years already due to its affordability.

“Maayo man ang pamaagi nila. Ngano di man nato iadopt sa uban LGUs, or uban areas? said Sombrio, who also volunteers as a coach in the CCSC’s basic training program.

(Their process is good. Why wouldn’t we adopt it for other LGUs or other areas?)

“You don’t need to have a good expensive nga bow. No need to use expensive bows, try nato sa (we’ll try) PVC, a simple design that can propel arrows towards the target with precision, ”Sombrio said.

Sombrio also helped Cebu City, DepEd and CCSC’s Guinness World Record for the “Greatest Archery Tournament” where 13,102 participants competed in 2014 using the PVC bows.

It eclipsed the largest archery competition in the United States with 9,426 participants in 2013.

Sombrio said he believes the country will soon discover its archery Olympian with the help of its core program as this will encourage more children to try the sport.

“This basic archery program is a good example to develop young children in this sport, with pvc equipment, pvc raw materials, do not encourage you to fight, start with a gyud of base, ”he said.

(This basic archery program is a good example to develop young children in this sport because the raw material of the equipment is PVC. This encouraged the children. This is the start of the basic program. .)

“More or less makakita ta ug or discover talented ug nga mga bata. Basic archery lang siya sa every bata pwede sila makatry, ”said Sombrio.

(More or less, we can see or discover talented children. It is only basic archery that every child can try.)

“Makita skills nato ilang, unsaon nila pag duwa, maka discovers the gyud ta man.” Kana siya nga paagi, maoy nindot. Simple nga paagi, makakita ka ug maayo nga mga bata mo made his sport his archery ”, he declared.

(We can see their skills, how they use them, and we can discover talent. It’s a good process. An easy way to find talented kids who will be suitable for the sport of archery.)

Sombrio said there would be no need for children to use expensive bows since the PVC bows they used had a similar design which could shoot arrows at the target with precision.

It’s also their way at World Archery Philippines Inc. to erase the impression that archery is an expensive sport.

Sombrio also said that more and more UGL have already started their archery program using World Archery Philippines Inc’s basic “PVC Archery” program.

He is very happy with the result after their program has already produced medals in local competitions.

He said a product of Cebu City’s Adriner Ygot Jr. ‘PVC archery’ program Don Carlos A. Gothong Memorial High School was already showing its potential in the sport after winning eight gold medals in the sport. of the 2019 Batang Pinoy National Final in Puerto Princesa. , Palawan.

He also said Cebu had four junior archers who were now in the national team’s training pool. All are products of the “PVC Archery” program.

He said their basic archery training program at CCSC and World Archery Philippines Inc. will continue amid the pandemic.

They train regularly every day in a virtual format.

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