Municipality of Kalmthout
SportKompas allows children to discover their personal talents.Gino Van Thillo, Sports official at Municipality of Kalmthout
The municipality of Kalmthout wants to stimulate sports from an early age. Since 2017, the municipal sports department organizes yearly SportKompas tests for all pupils of the 3rd year of its 7 primary schools.
Sports official Gino Van Thillo: “During the sports days in the months of May and June, we let the children take various tests on our sports ground, under professional guidance. In addition to a number of body measurements such as height and weight, we test the children for agility, strength, coordination, speed and endurance.
After completing SportKompas, the municipal sports department can immediately inform the parents about the appropriate sports and physical activities offered in the local area. Every sports club in the municipality benefits from this, because a more focused influx of motivated and talented children should lead to longer membership and fewer drop-outs.”