Dutch students teaching sports to Davao kids, adults

June 21, 2012 10:26 pm 

DAVAO CITY, June 20 — Six visiting Dutch students are now teaching different sports to young children and adults in Calinan, this city.

The students are 6-foot-2 Kevin Reynders, 24; Nick Joasten, 19; six-footer Chris Snaphaan, 20, 6-foot-5 Jerven Boeijen, 19; Sacha de Gruiter, 18; and Jolien Ine Maria Rensen, 20.

They are all sports therapy students conducting internship at the Isaac T. Robillo Memorial Hospital (ITRMH) for almost one month now.

ITRMH human resource department head Helen Grace Cabig and Dr. Edgar Tan, also a boxing physician, said at least 95 children and adults are joining their free soccer clinic which will have its first full soccer field game this Saturday.

They are also teaching swimming at a nearby resort for 15 kids and dancing, including Zumba.

"This is the first time that we have internship students, who are into sports. Though we know that basketball is the most popular sport here, but we just want to share the sports that we love to play in our country," said 24-year old Reynders, who also plays indoor soccer and dodge ball.

The students have also learned to love the people, food, place and culture here.

"Philippines is now my favorite country to visit. I love the food and the people as so very friendly," said Snaphaan, who is also into taekwondo and jiu jitsu.

They intend to form their own soccer team after the clinic and invite the nearby Mintal Football Club for a friendly game at their own field at the back of the hospital.(PNA)

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