This partnership is a unique example of how the academic and sports worlds can unite to achieve a common goal.
Cooperation between the Kyiv Boxing Federation and the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture opens up new opportunities for comprehensive development of students. This partnership is a unique example of how the academic and sports worlds can come together to achieve a common goal. This opinion was expressed by the President of the Kyiv Boxing Federation, Oleksandr Negoda, and the Rector of the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, Petro Kulikov, at a press conference at the agency “Interfax-Ukraine”. in Kyiv on Thursday.
At the same time, according to Oleksandr Negoda, the provision of Ukrainian athletes by the state at international competitions is insufficient.
«The state and Ministry (of youth and sports. – Ed.) allocate funds, there is also support for young athletes through universities, but this is usually not enough. When we were preparing to participate in the European Games, funding for food per day for one athlete amounted to 410 hryvnias. With such funds, it is impossible to follow a specialized sports diet. Therefore, we (the Kyiv Boxing Federation – ed.) were forced to purchase a large part of the products ourselves. The same applies to other support for athletes», – Negoda emphasized.
According to the president KFB, the problem of financing high-quality training of athletes requires a systematic approach from both the state and private sponsors and patrons.
In turn, the rector of the Kyiv National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Petro Kulikov, emphasized that a unique support system for youth sports and a healthy lifestyle has been created on the basis of his university, and the sports infrastructure is being improved. th project” />
"In recent years, several large boxing tournaments among youth and juniors have been held on the basis of KNUBA. In addition, we have developed a unique system of cooperation with the Kyiv Boxing Federation and provide premises and a training base for both accommodation and training of young athletes. For this purpose, when opening the stadium, we also opened a hotel for 50 places to accommodate athletes from different regions of Ukraine.'', – he noted.
Petro Kulikov also noted that cooperation with sports federations should be one of the main directions of development of Ukrainian universities. This is due to the need to popularize sports and a healthy lifestyle among young people, as well as the need to create a powerful training base for Ukrainian athletes to participate in international competitions.
«Sports such as football, basketball and boxing, thanks to our cooperation with the federations, began to reach students en masse. I and my fellow rectors are doing our best to develop sports in our educational institutions, hold competitions and build sports facilities even in this difficult hour,&rdash; summed up the rector.
Oleksandr Negoda added that thanks to Kulikov's proactive position and the existing infrastructure of KNUBA, it was possible to keep many promising boxers in Ukraine, in particular, the champion of Ukraine among youth Bohdan Gorgol, who won all his fights in competitions ahead of schedule.
«During all our recent tournaments, we proved to both juniors and their parents that the educational and sports base created at KNUBA allows not only boxing, but also to receive a high-quality higher education , as KNUBA provides the possibility of preferential admission to pupils of our boxing school. Yes, this year 15 of our boys and girls became students. In addition, it is interesting that today the leaders of the national team of the city of Kyiv are largely from other regions of Ukraine, who, thanks to the base available in the KNUBA, can study and develop in boxing, – emphasized Negoda.
In his opinion, the development of student boxing is an important matter, since this sport is the foundation of both Olympic and professional boxing.
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