Major Boost for Parkour in Philippines: Brick Donates €62,000 Worth of Equipment to Gymnastics Association
Manila, Philippine – In a remarkable development for the sport of parkour in the Philippines, Brick, a leading French global parkour equipment supplier, has generously contributed 62,000 euros worth of state-of-the-art gear to the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines (GAP). This significant donation was made during the sixth and final leg of the FIG Brick Parkour Asian Tour, which took place at Rizal Park on Wednesday.
In the presence of key dignitaries, including FIG President Morinari Watanabe, Asian Gymnastics Union President Abdulrahman Al-Shatri, and GAP President Cynthia Carrion, the generous donation was acknowledged and celebrated.
Al-Shatri,praised the philanthropic gesture, stating, “We wholeheartedly commend Brick for their generous donation of parkour equipment, which holds immense potential for advancing the sport in the Philippines and the broader Southeast Asian region. This contribution underscores our belief in the promising future of parkour as a sport that Asian youth can excel in and enjoy.”
Augustin Goubert de Cauville, the Brick French representative, emphasized the company’s commitment to fostering parkour’s growth in Southeast Asia. He explained that the parkour course, featuring approximately 35 to 40 obstacles laid out on a 25-meter course, meets international standards for both training and national competitions.
Jakub Koslacz, the Polish FIG Parkour Sport Manager, echoed these sentiments, stating, “We have witnessed the enthusiastic reception of parkour during our previous legs of the FIG Brick Asian Parkour Tour. As part of our promotional efforts, we are conducting a workshop during the two-day event to engage those interested in the sport.”
Cynthia Carrion expressed her gratitude, affirming, “This generous donation of parkour equipment will undoubtedly inspire our current parkour athletes as they train on FIG-standard courses and equipment.”
Assuring the safekeeping and proper utilization of the equipment, Atty. Al Agra, President of the Philippine Obstacle Sport Federation, pledged, “The equipment will be in good hands and used appropriately during the event. We are committed to preserving and utilizing this equipment for the promotion and development of the sport nationwide.”
Watanabe acknowledged parkour’s growing popularity, especially among millennials, and its valuable life lessons in overcoming obstacles. He stated, “We support this event because we believe that parkour holds promise as a sport where Asian youth can become world-class athletes.”