Four student athletes get incentives

Izah Azahari

Four student athletes received the Sports Excellence Incentive during a handover ceremony by the Ministry of Education (MoE) through the Brunei Darussalam Sports Schools Council (MSSSBD), Department of Co-Curriculum Education, for achieving excellence in the 11th ASEAN Schools Games (ASG 11) in 2019.

The students received certificates of recognition and cash.

The four are Mohd Mahadir @ Danish Naqiuddin bin Mahmud from the Sports School for obtaining the Silver medal in the Pencak Silat’s Putra Men’s Single raking in 447 points; Daniel Riveera anak Layang from St Angela’s School for reaching the finals (top 8) in the 100-metre and 200-metre sporting events with a time of 11.18s (100 metres) and 22.94 (200 metres); Shana Marie Holmes from Jerudong International School (JIS) for reaching the finals (top 8) in the 800-metre sporting event with a time of 2:41:63; and Ashley Chai who achieved the finals (top 8) for the 200-metre backstroke with a time of 2:42:97.

Deputy Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh was the guest of honour at the event held at the Main Hall of the Department of Curriculum Development, Ministry of Education yesterday.

Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at MoE Dr Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati binti Haji Tajuddin and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the MoE Aliuddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman were also present.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and a video of the ASG 11, followed by the presentation of the Sports Excellence Incentive handover ceremony by the guest of honour.

It concluded with the recitation of Doa Kesyukuran.

The presentation of the Sports Excellence Incentive is as an appreciation for the athletes’ achievements both at regional and international levels.

The provision of incentives is also an encouragement and motivation for student athletes to continue to work hard to improve their performance to achieve success and further glorify the name of MSSSBD and Brunei Darussalam in the sports arena.

The Ministry of Education through MSSSBD is a member of the Asian Schools Sports Federation (ASSF), Association of South-East Asian Nation (ASEAN) Schools Sports Council (ASSC) and the Asian Schools Football Federation (ASFF). One of the activities in ASSF, ASSC and ASFF is organising sports tournaments at school level, and throughout MSSSBD’s participation in the championships, athletes under MSSSBD have achieved some success and excellence.

Deputy Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh with the Sports Excellence Incentive recipients. PHOTO: IZAH AZAHARI