Scarborough’s United Tamil Sports Club wins Minor Track Association’s Ontario indoor title
Scarborough’s United Tamil Sports Club won the Minor Track Association Provincial Indoor Championships…for the fifth year in a row.
The track and field team consisting of youth ages 5 to 14 met on March 21-22 at the Toronto Track and Field Centre at York University. The competition involved track and field events such as running, hurdles, shot put and more.
The 63 registered kids were awarded medals and a collective trophy for their achievement. A club that started in 2006 with only six members has blossomed into a community powerhouse with 350 members and five consecutive provincial titles.
The Scarborough team beat 49 competing clubs for the title at the meet in March.
“It’s a great achievement for all the kids,” said volunteer coach Sujatha Sivanathan.
“It really strengthens the community.”
The United Tamil Sports Club started in 2006 by Sinnathurai Thevarajah, an athlete himself, to promote sports among the city’s Tamil community.
The club has today yielded some of the province’s best youth athletes, with several of its members making the Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Association finals in their events while in high school.
Members practice three times a week at the Toronto Track and Field Centre and the Malvern Recreation Centre. Practice runs the whole year, with just two weeks off in August.
Half of the participating youth are in their fifth year of the club, demonstrating their consistent performance and improvement.
“It’s our goal to have at least one child go to the 2020 Olympics,” Sivanathan said.
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For information on the Minor Track Association, visit www.minortrack.org