It was a successful first meeting between SportPhil founder Geraldine Bernardo and some passionate athletes, teachers, supporters, and leaders in sports, as they delved into the very essence and objectives of the Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil) during the recent Huddle Up held last February 25th, at City Club at Alphaland Makati Place.
Bernardo opened the floor for discussion by providing a thorough background on SportPhil, SportPhil’s main role, the many facets of sport, how the industry works, the challenges facing sport organizations, the why, what and how of sport governing bodies or authorities, and what we can do to better the situation of sport in the Philippines as an organization.
Following Bernardo’s talk was special guest Prof. Henry Daut of Mindanao State University’s brief word on his experience as a sport educator, and his recommendations and thoughts on Sportphil being the pioneering institute for Sport Management in the country today.
Attended by some of the most enthusiastic sportsmen and women, who had a lot of ideas and helpful opinions about the situation of sport in the country, the Huddle Up took away key topics to later flesh out and concretize in the next meetings. Some of which are the following:
- – Encouraging discussion and dialogue about sport: “To begin, we have to simply begin.”
- – Sport is an emotional product – can it be managed properly?
- – The problem at the most basic level has to be addressed – how do we make people go out and play?
Here are some of the snaps from the meeting (photos courtesy of Ice Lim):
SportPhil would like to thank everyone who attended the first Huddle Up! Stand by for further announcements on the upcoming meetings in cities nearest to you.
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