THE Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB) will be taking part in the 2nd Brunei Darussalam National Games. A flag handing-over ceremony of the MS ABDB flag was held at the Bolkiah Garrison Gymnasium yesterday.
The guest-of-honour, Brigadier General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Wardi bin Haji Abdul Latip, Commander of the Royal Brunei Air Force handed over the flag to MS ABDB contingent head Lieutenant Colonel Hasmee bin Hj Abd Wahab.
In 2012, MS ABDB managed to occupy the fourth place overall. This year, MS ABDB enlisted a total of 422 athletes consisting of military and civilian personnel who will take part in 20 out of the 23 sports to be contested.
Brigadier General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Wardi urged all athletes to maintain a high standard of discipline and sportsmanship during the games.
Brigadier General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Wardi emphasised: “It is the intent of all contingents to win the gold medal in the sports to be contested. However, all athletes must always demonstrate a high standard of sportsmanship and to avoid any form of illegal drugs or ‘steroids’ which may affect the integrity of the team.”
The guest-of-honour also said that that MS ABDB have athletes who are recognised as “high-performance athletes” where they have represented the country in regional tournaments like the Asian Games, SEA Games, Arafura Games, Beach Games, and some international martial arts, karatedo, sepak takraw and fencing tournaments.