Khet Udomsak pushes ‘addictive’ volleyball for kids

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Khet Udomsak officials hope to deter youths from trying drugs by getting them interested in volleyball instead.

Students, teachers and public officials pose for a photo during the volleyball event at Sattahip School, Oct.6.
Students, teachers and public officials pose for a photo during the volleyball event at Sattahip School, Oct.6.

Sattahip sub-district Mayor Pairoj Malakul Na Ayutthaya opened the Oct. 6 drug-prevention activity at the Toey Gnam Community Volleyball Club at Sattahip School with more than 200 students, teachers, sailors and local leaders attending.

Deputy Mayor Supachai Nimanong said volleyball is addictive, in a good way, unlike illicit narcotics for youths, pointing out that many current national team members began playing early in life.

The games were open for all, but intended to provide a diversion for teens and encourage them to get more involved in sports.