Brunei to send contingent for Asean school games

|     Rokiah Mahmud     |

BRUNEI Darussalam Sports School Council will be sending a contingent to participate in the 9th Asean School Games 2017 in Singapore from July 13-21.

The contingent will be represented by 18 athletes and eight officers. Brunei will participate in three sports event which are tenpin bowling, sepak-takraw and table tennis.

Following this, a handing over of the national flag was held yesterday at the Sports School in Kampong Pulaie. The flag was handed over by Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Education to the country’s Chef de Mission, Haji Azis bin Haji Nayan, Acting Director of the Co-Curriculum Education Department.

It was then followed by a mass Sunnat Hajat prayer to seek protection from Allah the Almighty.

The Asean School Games is an annual sports competition carried out since 2009 among Asean students. The games aim to enhance sporting spirits among the students, while also driving social development through sports cooperation network, encourage active communication and cooperation in sports.

The Deputy Minister of Education handing over the national flag to Chef de Mission, Haji Azis bin Haji Nayan, Acting Director of the Co-Curriculum Education Department. - PHOTOS: ROKIAH MAHMUD
The Deputy Minister of Education handing over the national flag to Chef de Mission, Haji Azis bin Haji Nayan, Acting Director of the Co-Curriculum Education Department. – PHOTOS: ROKIAH MAHMUD
Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Education in a group photo with the athletes and officers
Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Education in a group photo with the athletes and officers

One gold, one silver and three bronze medals were added into the country’s medal haul in 2015, when Brunei was the host.

Brunei will receive an official appointment as the President of Asean Schools Sports Council (ASSC) during the 54th ASSC Management Committee (MC) Meeting on July 14 for a period of two years replacing Vietnam.