One of the oldest sports schools will open after overhaul prior to the start of the new school year in Kazan
The Mayor of
Kazan Ilsur Metshin inspected the overhaul of the Motor sports school in the Aviastroitelny
district. This is one of the oldest sports schools in the city, which has
brought up a large number of national and world champions in various sports and
has made a great contribution to the city’s sports achievements, said I.Metshin.
“These walls witnessed the
tears of the first defeats, and the joy of the first wins”
The history of the sports school began when a sports
community was established at the engine-manufacturing plant during the Great
Patriotic War. Since then, the sports club has trained 150 masters of sports in
Russia and the USSR. “Motor sports club is a legendary club, one of the oldest
in Kazan. It has made a great contribution to the city’s sports achievements, –
said Ilsur Metshin. – These walls witnessed both the tears of the first defeats
and the joy of the first wins.
Overhaul is carried out in the old building of the
sports school, built in 1949 on the basis of the engine-manufacturing plant.
533 students train in 38 groups in such sports as boxing,
football, breakdance and judo. In particular, 256 people in eight age
categories joined football section.
The repair work is being
carried out on schedule, it is planned to complete it at the end of August
The overhaul started in February. 8 million 322.93
thousand rubles were allocated from the budget of Tatarstan for the repair of
the roof and front of the old building and 29 million 255.47 thousand rubles
for the repair of the hall, locker rooms and the front of the new building.
After the renovation, the school will open new
sections for volleyball and basketball. According to S. Kupriyanov, they will lead
to the development of these sports in the Aviastroitelny district.
The Mayor got acquainted with the overhaul project and
asked about the capacity after the completion of repair. “During the
renovation, new locker rooms, shower rooms, offices, and coaching rooms will appear,
- said Andrey Shishkin, chief engineer of the design company. - The capacity of
almost all rooms will increase, including two new locker rooms – each of them
will be designed for 15 people”.
The completion of work is planned in August.
“We did not have access to the
halls of sports complexes before, but now we can increase the training base”
In order to meet the new federal standards, Kazan has
developed a project for a large-scale reorganization of children's sports
schools. Specialized sports schools for selected sports will be created on the
basis of 29 existing municipal facilities.
According to S. Kupriyanov, it is planned to choose
football as the main sport after the reorganization of the Motor sports school.
“The judo and boxing sections will be merged with other schools, and football
will remain, - said the Director of the sports school. – This has huge
advantages, in fact. For example, we didn't have access to the halls of sports
complexes before, and we couldn't train there. Now, when there will be one sports
association, we can increase the training base”.
“Today half of the city's citizens
regularly engage in sports”
The number of citizens who regularly play sports is
growing in Kazan, Ilsur Metshin noted. This was largely promoted by the large
number of sporting events that took place in the capital of Tatarstan –
Universiade, World Cup and others.
“When we announced the five-year health plan before
the Universiade, only 18% of our citizens were engaged in sports. Today, almost
50% of the citizens regularly engage in sports, including professional, - I.Metshin
said. – Children, youth, and elderly choose sports and a healthy lifestyle.
This is our main achievement, and we will do everything to ensure that sports
and a healthy lifestyle become the norm for citizens”.