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Fencing Camp set to boost LTAD programme

Fadhil Yunus

In further enhancing the development of fencing in the country, the Youth and Sports Department (JBS) through the Coaching and Sports Development Unit with the cooperation of the Brunei Darussalam Fencing Federation (BDFF) organised a Fencing Camp 2022 at the Youth Centre in the capital and the Fencing Sports Hall at the Menglait Sports Complex.

The three-day event, which commenced last Thursday, saw the participation of 20 developmental fencing athletes who are under the Youth and Sports Development training scheme aged between 11 and 20.

The sessions were conducted by two fencing coaches namely Rocky Poerawinata and Mohamed Haerullah and assisted by BDFF members.

The Fencing Camp programme represents an initiative from coaches in the Sports Section, Coaching and Sports Development Unit. The programme will bring together a group of developmental athletes under the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD)Training Scheme who have the potential, are the best and talented to gain experience, knowledge and exciting skills with providing technique, playing system as well as well as systematic regulations besides instilling interest and nurturing talent to be absorbed into the national junior squad.

It also aims to balance the development of fencing sports in a more structured manner at the grassroots level as well as making the LTAD programme a success and produce a healthy and fit community in line with the government’s objective of introducing the Brunei Health and Fit programme.

The programme is planned to be extended and to be held annually by involving new developmental athletes.

Youth and Sports Director Umi Kalthum binti Haji Abdul Karim was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony.

Parents of the participating athletes as well as officers from the JBS were also present.

Youth and Sports Director Umi Kalthum binti Haji Abdul Karim in a group photo with participants. PHOTO: JBS

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