The Belait District Basketball Association (BDBA) feted its new 2022-2024 committee members on July 11 at Cheng Wah Restaurant in Seria.
The presentation of appointment certificates ceremony was officiated by honorary chairman Law Shiew Yuan, who was welcomed by current BDBA chairman Koo Kong Loi.
The honorary chairman witnessed the newly appointed committee members take their oath to uphold sportsmanship and further develop the sport of basketball in the district and beyond.
Koo Kong Loi, who was elected to lead the association for the next two years, reflected on how basketball has drastically changed due to the pandemic.
“All events were suspended or delayed, and we are fortunate that all activities have since resumed and are back to normal since June,” he said.
He recalled how the BDBA has become the main organisation and driving force for holding basketball events in Belait District, which was made possible by the efforts of the association’s past presidents and directors.
“I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the enthusiastic people and sponsors who have supported the BDBA along the way.
“At the same time, I would also like to thank the previous committee for their selfless efforts, and I hope you will continue to support the basketball association and work together to contribute to the development of basketball,” Koo Kong Loi added.
With 12 new members, he hopes that the association this year will continue to hold more basketball games and training activities to attract more youth and fans.
“This way, I hope the level of basketball can be improved while also unearthing potential talents in the country. It is hoped that more members are willing to join, so that everyone can learn about their skills, communicate with each other, and jointly promote the development of basketball.”
In addition, he also highlighted that the BDBA has begun applying for land to build its basketball court.
“We have received strong support from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. We hope that we can have a basketball court of our own and also provide residents with multiple sports grounds.”