Brunei tug of war events get green light

Fadhil Yunus

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) have allowed tug of war competitions in the country, the Brunei Darussalam Tug of War Association (BDTA) told clubs.

Competitions will be held in accordance to the standard operating procedure (SOP) underlined by the MoH following the implementation of Level 5 of the de-escalation plan earlier this month.

The BDTA said it will start organising championships after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festivities, and all planned activities in 2020 will be re-scheduled into this year.

Meanwhile, throught the association’s affiliations with international bodies including the Tug of War International Federation (TWIF), Asian Tug of War Federation (ATWF) and Southeast Asia Tug of War Federation (SEATWF), they have introduced both indoor and outdoor championship systems.

With the assistance of the MCYS, the association will utilise the use of a specific carpet and rope for indoor tug of war.

This year, the association will be making efforts to organise indoor tug of war events besides outdoor events that are normally contested every year.

All tug of war clubs in Brunei are called to register as member under the BDTA, for ease of discussions regarding local or overseas tournaments.

Visit BDTA’s social media platform for more information.