OUR heartfelt thanks to the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports for the appreciation dinner held on September 10 for those who were involved in the organisation of Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy (HBT) 2014.
The appreciation dinner was also attended by members of the organisation committee and sponsors.
As HBT is very well known in the region, the following should be done:
To improve or maybe even upgrade JBS Sports Complex, Berakas to the standard of Mini Stadium. Not only can it be used for the HBT Championships every two years, it can also be used when Brunei hosts SEA Games in 2019.
The same should also be done to Track and Field – to be upgraded to a Mini Stadium for both the HBT Championships and for SEA Games 2019.
The parking areas of Padang JBS should be improved and the road namely Jalan Kebajikan and roads going to Times Square and others should also be improved.
Of course our Under 21 team for 2016 HBT championship should be selected now and prepare from now onwards if we want Brunei to win the prestigious trophy donated by our beloved and caring monarch.
To start “looking” for money from the public so that the team can have a proper training and given incentives or ask big companies to “adopt” the team for training etc. If we do this I am sure Brunei Under 21 team will surely be the champion of HBT 2016.
Please do not say, “We are not prepared to be in the tournament.”
We should change our attitude and start saying out loud, “Brunei Yakin.”
– Awang Bola Belia, BSB