Sports School a pathway to be integrated into national set-up

Fadhil Yunus

Sports School has highlighted its plans to develop and train individuals as a pathway to be integrated into the national pool following a dialogue session with several sports associations in the country at its premises in Kampung Pulaie yesterday.

President of the Brunei Darussalam Tenpin Bowling Congress Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Abdul Badee’ bin Pengiran Kerma Raja Pengiran Haji Kamarulzaman was present at the event.

Principal of Sports School Matthew Letham, Deputy Principal Haji Azrin bin Haji Aji as well as sports school coaches in netball, karate, silat, sepak takraw, athletics and wushu were also present.

Deputy Principal Haji Azrin shared the practice in Malaysia where associations supply athletes into the sports school adding that they are trying to implement it here.

The session discussed the recruitment process of the Sports School and the dates while associations also showed their support to relay the recruitment information and recruit players to be enrolled in the school.

President of Brunei Darussalam Tenpin Bowling Congress Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Abdul Badee’ bin Pengiran Kerma Raja Pengiran Haji Kamarulzaman in a group photo. PHOTO: SPORTS SCHOOL

A brief discussion concerning the enrolment of new Sports School students for the year 2021 was also delivered by Senior Sports Teacher in Sports School Aminuddin bin Jumat.

The Sports School offers well rounded academic and sporting programmes and complete academic and sports facilities.

Requirements of joining the Sports School include students who are from Year 6 to 8 or in the fourth and fifth grade in religious school, are fit and athletic and must pass a skill test.

Trials and selection dates have also been planned in all four districts.

The trials and selection dates will begin in the Temburong District on October 16 at the Sultan Hassan Bangar Primary School from 2.30-5pm followed by the Belait District on October 18 at the Sayyidina Ali Secondary School from 8.30-11am, Tutong District on October 23 at the Muda Hashim Secondary School from 2.30-5pm and the Brunei-Muara District on October 25 at the Sports School from 8.30-11am.

The initial trials in the districts will conclude with final trials on November 6 with separate times from 8-11am and 2.30-5pm.

The initiative is to support the school’s mission and vision and sports associations are also seen as important stakeholders to achieve it.

The Sports School has seen 53 national competition medallists and 10 international competition medallists.