Shillong, Jan 28: The Sports Authority of India, Shillong centre, will hold trials in February in archery, athletics, boxing, judo and karate.

All the trials will be held at SAI Shillong’s NEHU campus and are open to boys and girls between 12 and 14 years of age.

Selection of athletes will be done on the basis of sports performance and potential based on merit and performance based on achievements in recognised competitions – state, district, national and international – and through a battery of tests as per their age and skill tests, including aptitude and attitude, a SAI press release said.

Candidates should bring two recent passport size photographs, Aadhaar card and an attested copy of their birth certificate issued by a municipality, CHC/PHC, school and any sports achievement certificates.

To be eligible, athletes should be between 12 and 14 years as on 1st April 2020. Relaxation of the age criteria will be done for those who are judged to have special potential. They should also have been among the first three position holders of district championships, inter-education district-level competitions, championships held by confederations of public schools, CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, PYKKA, etc. And they must produce a medical fitness certificate from a recognised medical practitioner at the time of the trials.

Admission to SAI will only be confirmed after proper age verification and medical examination.


Archery – residential & non-residential; 5th-6th February; 8AM

Karate – residential & non-residential; 5th-6th February; 8AM

Athletics – residential; 10th-11th February, 8AM

Boxing – residential; 10th-11th February, 8AM

Judo – residential & non-residential; 10th-11th February, 8AM

(Representative photo)

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