Saturday, 02 December 2023
Konya, the City of Sports!

Konya, the City of Sports!

Konya Metropolitan Municipality has started the Summer Sports Schools organized in districts. Approximately 8,000 students are receiving sports training in 26 different branches.


Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Uğur Ibrahim Altay expressed great satisfaction with the interest in the summer sports schools they initiated to ensure that children and young people between the ages of 6 and 16 in 28 districts outside the city center spend their summer vacation in the most productive way.



Mayor Altay emphasized that Konya is a city of sports and that receiving the title of 2023 World Sports Capital has further solidified this reputation. He expressed great enthusiasm about the commencement of the Summer Sports Schools in the districts, emphasizing the importance of engaging our children, who are the guarantee of our future, in sports during their holiday period. The goal is to make their summer vacation both enjoyable and to ensure they engage in sports, promoting their growth as healthy and active individuals. Additionally, the sports schools play a vital role in integrating sports into the lives of our children. Mayor Altay wished success to all the students participating in the Summer Sports Schools.



Konya Governorship, Konya Metropolitan Municipality, Provincial Directorate of National Education, Youth and Sports Provincial Directorate, and district municipalities have jointly organized summer sports schools for students aged 6-16 in 28 districts outside the city center. These schools have started their training sessions with approximately 8,000 students. The Summer Sports Schools provide services in 26 different branches, including football, basketball, badminton, handball, chess, taekwondo, swimming, kickboxing, table tennis, archery, volleyball, wushu, gymnastics, futsal, orienteering, tennis, darts, boxing, folk dances, weightlifting, canoeing, wrestling, karate, bocce, judo, and Muaythai. They are conducted by 140 expert sports instructors at 40 sports facilities.