Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman led the Alumni Team during an exhibition match against the Royal Bees at the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex yesterday.
The Alumni Team and the new-look Royal Bees appeared to be neck-to-neck on one stage in the first quarter with both sides exchanging baskets, before the latter prevailed in a 18-11 victory.
The exhibition match was a part of the Netball Kitani Roadshow 2022 held in conjunction with the 17th Brunei Darussalam National Youth Festival 2022.
Organised by the Brunei Netball Association (BNA) in collaboration with the School Sports Council, Co-curricular Education Department (JPKK) Sports School and Netcademy, the Netball Kitani Roadshow was primarily open to schoolchildren, teenagers and adults.
The event was also held to raise funds to support the preparation of the national team for the upcoming 2022 Asian Netball Championship and Malaysia Games (SUKMA).
In addition to increasing community participation through netball in Brunei, this initiative aimed to promote the development of a national netball programme. The ‘NetAthlete’ network registration platform for BNA members was also inaugurated.
Earlier, the Royal Bees facilitated a netball mass community fitness event which saw participants enjoying a 45-minute fun workout.
The event also witnessed a netball development session catered for the younger generation aged between eight and 18.
The day-long roadshow also featured a netball umpiring clinic conducted by BNA’s badged umpires, a Netball for Unity matches and a male netball session.
Through the roadshow, BNA aimed to help youth players to improve their soft skills and build self confidence in an effort to mould them into proactive members of society.
Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda Muhammad Aiman ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah were also in attendance.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Nazmi bin Haji Mohamad was the guest of honour.