Sunday, November 30, 2014

6th ASEAN Schools Games Opens

The 6th ASEAN Schools Games commences with an opening ceremony on Sunday, November 30, 3:00 p.m. at the Marikina Sports Center.

Some 1,500 student athletes from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam will be taking part in the event and compete in each of their respective sports disciplines.

Marikina, the host city, earlier announced the venues for each sporting event which comprises of Marikina Sports Center (Sta. Elena, Marikina) for Athletics, Volleyball, Tennis, and Swimming; Trevi Subdivision (Nangka, Marikina) for Badminton; Our Lady of Perpetual Succor College (Concepcion I, Marikina) for Sepak Takraw; St. Scholastica’s Academy (Marikina Heights, Marikina) for Wushu; Marikina Convention Center (Concepcion II, Marikina) for Table Tennis; Marist School (Marikina Heights, Marikina) for Basketball; Rizal Stadium (Malate, Manila) for Gymnastics; Valley Golf and Country Club (Antipolo) for Golf.

In a statement, Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman said that the ASEAN Schools Games is a window for school athletes to exhibit their sporting talent, while primarily promising opportunities for cultural exchange and solidarity among student athletes within ASEAN.

“The ASEAN Schools Games promises an opportunity of solidarity among ASEAN youth through sports, and for school athletes to interact and engage in cultural exchange within ASEAN. Hosting this particular sporting event is a first for Marikina City and the Philippines,” said De Guzman.

“Hopefully, before this event is over, participants would have forged new friendship and camaraderie. Rest assured that we are leaving no stones unturned to ensure the success of this memorable event,” he added.

The ASEAN Schools Games is an annual sporting event among schools from various ASEAN countries. It was first held in Suphanburi, Thailand in 2009.

Source: 6th ASEAN Schools Games Facebook Fan Page

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Brunei athletes brace for ASEAN School Games

BRUNEI are off to compete at the 6th ASEAN School Games in the Philippines.

Some 50 athletes from the Sultanate will be participating in six sports – athletics, badminton, golf, sepak takraw, swimming and wushu – at the Nov 29 to Dec 7 annual competition.

The first batch of athletes – athletics led by chef de mission Pg Suhaimi Pg Hj Bakar – already departed for the Philippines on Friday while the remainder of the contingent left yesterday.

It will be the first time that wushu will be sending a team to the competition and national wushu coach Li Hui feels that it is a good opportunity for the younger athletes on his team.

“We have got some very young athletes and we are looking at this as a good way to gain exposure and experience,” said Li in an interview before their departure at the Brunei International Airport in Berakas.

“We are moving up steadily in terms of standard in the region. We do have some chances to win medals but it will not be easy. Some of these countries are sending older (16-18 years old) and more experienced athletes,” he added.

All the eight athletes competing in wushu were medal winners at the 2nd Brunei Darussalam National Games earlier this week.

Mohd Sufi Shayiran Roslan will be competing in nanquan (southern fist) and nangun (southern staff) while younger brothers Mohd Adi Sya’rani and Mohd Adi Salihin will both see action in changquan (long fist) and gunshu (staff).

Majdurano Joel Majallah Sain will see action in nanquan and nangun (southern cudgel) while Ang Guat Lian will compete in taijiquan (taiji fist) and taijijian (taiji double-edged sword).

Both Basma Lachkar and Sherissa Lim Wan Chi will see action in changquan and jianshu (swordplay) while Koh Yun C in nanquan and nandao (southern broad sword).

Brunei will be represented by four swimmers - Job Tan (1500m and 400m freestyle, 100 and 200m breaststroke), Md Nur Haziq (400m and 200m freestyle, 100 and 200m backstroke), Alfred Law (50m and 100m freestyle, 200m Inter-Medley and 100m breaststroke) and Desmond Yong (50m and 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle) – at the competition. All four will also team up to compete in the relay event.

Ardiana Hj Ahmad, the swim manager, hopes that the quartet will be able to put up some good times at the meet.

“Hopefully they can manage new personal bests at the competition,” she said.

“Winning medals is difficult as our swimmers (two of them at age 14) are quite young but I know that the swimmers will be going there with their best,” added Ardiana.

The other team that departed yesterday were the sepak takraw team. They will be contesting in both the team and regu events.

Team manager Hj Keria Hj Mamut hopes that they will be able to put up a good fight.

“We have some players that competed in the last edition in Hanoi. We don’t know who we will be up against yet,” said Hj Keria.

“We will do our best to return with a medal but it will be down to the players’ abilities during game time,” he concluded.

Gymnastics, table tennis, tennis, basketball and volleyball are the other sports that are being contested.
Brunei returned with two silver and eight bronze medals in the previous edition – all coming from pencak silat.

Source: The Brunei Times

Friday, November 28, 2014

Indonesian wushu athletes to compete in ASEAN School Games

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Twelve Indonesian wushu athletes will participate in the 6th ASEAN School Games 2014 to be held in Markina City, the Philippines, on Dec. 3-6.

"This is the first time wushu has been included in a students competition. The athletes will perform the taolu form, or the beautiful art motion," team manager Nanang Soleh said here on Friday.

Nanang has been preparing the team for the event ever since the national championship in Medan. The team is undergoing thorough practice sessions in Jakarta before their departure for the Philippines on Saturday morning.

In the mens category B are M Dava Golden Boy, Felix Angka, and Shane Davency Patrick R while those in the womens category are Priscillia Cuaca, L Dianika Winanda, and Nadya Permata Setiawan.

 The athletes in the mens A category are Edgar Xavier Marvelo, I Ketut Adi Putra Adnyana, and Nicholas. The womens A athletes are Sabina Katya VD, Vania Cristiawantho, and Cynthia Cuaca.
The manager has expressed hope to win a couple of gold medals although it is his teams first ever international competition. "The athletes are ready for the event, and we are optimistic we can achieve the best result," he remarked.
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Day 3 (Nov. 29)

Day 4 (Nov. 30) 
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

1684 Athletes for Asean University Games 2014

A total of 1,684 athletes from 11 countries of Southeast Asia will compete at the ASEAN University Games (AUG) which will be held next December 7 to 21 in Palembang.

But the number of athletes is still subject to change, because there are three countries that have not made an entry by name like the Philippines, East Timor and Indonesia.

"The Philippines still has not made an entry by name and we will help the process, while East Timor is still waiting for a reply from South Sumatra accommodation fee waivers related to 50 percent of USD 40 per person for per day," said Secretary AUG 17th, Sharif Hussein, when reporting the results of the meeting AUG to the Governor of South Sumatra, Alex Noerdin at Griya Agung, Wednesday night (19/11).

As for the host Indonesia is in the process, the possibility of how the future will be completed.

"Indonesia is not yet completed, but the live final," he explained.
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14-year-old set for international debut

SIBU: Crystal Tiong hopes to ink her name in the international arena when she takes part in the 6th Asean Schools Games (ASG) table tennis championship in Manila from Dec 1.

This will be her first international duty representing the country.

“Hopefully, I can bring back something for the country to share,” she said when contacted.

Tiong is currently undergoing intensive training at Bukit Jalil Sports School, Kuala Lumpur, polishing her speed and agility.

She is working out at the school with several national back-up players.

“This is a good opportunity for me to build on my reputation and I do not want to let slip this chance,” she added.

The 14-year-old student of SMK Methodist has shown her prowess in the state table tennis scene in recent years.

Last year, Crystal won accolades by becoming the youngest player here to represent Sarawak in the National Open Championship.

She is the current state schools Under-18 champion recently.

Earlier this year, she returned from the National Schools Championship with a bronze medal.

Her father, Tiong Soon Kiong, revealed that it had always been Crystal’s dream to represent the country.
He said his daughter was simply elated when she received the call-up for national duty.

“She is determined to go for the trip. She likes the game very much and, hopefully, her love and passion for the sport will remain intact as she pursues her dream for international success.”

Crystal will leave for Manila on Nov 30.

Source: Borneo Post

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Team Indonesia for ASEAN School Games 2014

Team Indonesia

JAKARTA - Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Alfitra Salamm was accompanied by Deputy IV for Sports Performance Improvement Djoko Pekik Irianto, Chairman and Secretary General Satlak Prima Suwarno KONI Hamidi officially release the student-athletes that will compete in the ASEAN School Games 2014 Marikina, Philippines, at Wisma Karsa Kemenpora, Jakarta, Wednesday (26/11) afternoon.

Deputy IV for Sports Performance Improvement
Djoko Pekik Irianto in his speech said the government and the entire people of Indonesia hopes the contingent for the ASG 2014 to be held from 29th November to 7th December will achieve the best performance in 12 sports to be contested.

Stay uphold the sportsmanship, show the best game you do not have to win but show the best because victory can only be achieved by performing as well as possible, take advantage of this moment to add your insight fellow students Southeast Asia, "said Djoko scream.

2014 ASG send-off student-athletes to the Philippines is part of coaching sports activities among students that are expected to compete in the neighboring land but also add a global perspective ASEAN fellow students.

"Victory is the main goal, but not everything, togetherness and friendship are part of this event, the last time they ranked in Vietnam was ranked 4th, so this year it is expected to have an increase in rank 3 or 2," said Djoko.

Djoko explained that from the regulatory rules, there is no reward in the form of money but in the form of attention coaching for winning athletes.

Contingent of Indonesian students will compete in 12 sports - athletics, swimming, badminton, sepaktakraw, golf, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, wushu. Selection of student athletes was conducted from October 26 to 15 of November with the number of 205 people consisting of 186 athletes, 38 coaches and 10 referees and 41 officials and managers.
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Myanmar selects footballers for ASEAN University Games

Myanmar selected 30 soccer players preliminarily for the ASEAN University Games to be held in Indonesia this December.
The selected players were from the university champion league and different universities of southern and northern part of the Myanmar. The selected football players were camped last October for the preparation of the game in Palembang.

Myanmar will compete in 8 categories of sport events — football, sepaktakraw, volleyball, swimming, athletics, taekwondo, karate and chess.

The first ASEAN University Games was held in Indonesia in 1982. They have since held every two years. The 15th ASEAN University Games (2010) had been organized in Thailand.

Asean University Games in Palembang

BRUNEI Darussalam will be sending 52 athletes to compete in 11 sports at the upcoming Asean University Games 2014 in Palembang, Indonesia from Dec 9-21.

To ensure the smoothness of the games, two meetings – 16th Asean University Sports Council Coordination meeting and 2nd Heads of Delegation meeting – were held at Universitas Sriwijaya, Palembang yesterday.

Representing Brunei Darussalam in both meetings were Assistant Vice Chancellor & Vice President (Academic Affairs), PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Associate Professor Dr Lin Naing @ Md Ayub bin Haji Sadiq and Extra Curricular Officer, Students Affairs Section, UBD, Mohammad Ali Sabri bin Haji Abang.

Source: Borneo Bulletin

Brunei for Asean School Games

BRUNEI Darussalam Sports School Council will be sending a contingent to participate in the 6th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) School Games 2014 from Nov 29 to Dec 7 in Marikina City, Philippines.

The Asean Schools Games is an annual sport competition among students from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Brunei Darussalam will participate in six sports namely athletics, sepak-takraw, swimming, badminton, golf and wushu.

Other sports being contested are track & field, basketball, badminton, gymnastics, table-tennis and volleyball.

The game is a popular annual sports tourna-ment that aims to enhance friendship among students in all the Southeast Asian countries. The game also aims to promote solidarity among the youths through sports and provide an opportunity for school athletes to engage in productivity cultural exchange.

The Brunei team were briefed recently by coordinator officer, Haji Eady Sardi, senior education officer cum chief secretariat of Sports Schools at the Co-Curriculum Department, Ministry of Education.

Brunei Darussalam Sports School Council had participated in the Asean Schools Games since it was introduced in 2009. In 2013 Brunei won 10 medals (two silvers and eight bronzes), 2009 (two bronzes), 2010 (one bronze), 2012 (six silvers and eight bronzes).

Source: Borneo Bulletin

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

200 Student-Athletes to Participate in the 6th ASEAN Schools Games

200 student-athletes will be representing the Singapore Schools Sports Council (SSSC) at the 6th ASEAN School Games (ASG) in Manila, Philippines, from 29 November to 7 December 2014. The student-athletes are from a total of 48 secondary schools and junior colleges. Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower, will be gracing the ASG as Vice-president of the ASEAN Schools Sports Council (ASSC).

Over 1,500 student-athletes from seven ASEAN nations, namely Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam will be sending student-athletes to compete in a total of 11 sports, which will be held at various locations within Marikina City, Manila. These sports are Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics, Sepak Takraw, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wushu.

Through the ASG, the ASSC aims to promote ASEAN solidarity in youth while providing opportunities for school-athletes to benchmark their sporting talents with their ASEAN peers. Student-athletes will also be able to engage in cultural exchanges with other ASEAN student-athletes throughout the ASG.

The student-athletes from the Singapore Schools contingent were selected based on their overall performance at the National School Games, as well as other local and regional sports competitions. To participate in the ASG, athletes must be 18 years of age or younger on 1st January of the year of the Games and be full-time students in the participating ASEAN countries

Mrs Judina Cheong, Principal, Hai Sing Catholic School, will be leading the Singapore Schools contingent. She is assisted by two Deputy Chef De Mission, Mr Mohamed Razali B Abdul Hamed, Principal, Pei Cai Secondary School, and Mdm Cheang Mei Heng, Principal, Serangoon Junior College. Singapore will also be supporting the games in the capacity of Chairman for the ASSC Technical Committee.

Source: Singapore Ministry of Education
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Monday, November 24, 2014

17th ASEAN University Games (AUG) 2014

Location: Palembang, Indonesia

Date: 9th - 19th December 2014

Official Website: click here

This is the 4th time Indonesia is hosting the biennial sporting event for university student-athlete with 20 sports to be contested. "Sportivity for Unity" is this edition's theme.

Medal Tally

Medal Distribution at the 17th ASEAN University Games 2014

Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Chess, Diving, Fencing, Football, Futsal, Karate, Pencak Silat, Petanque, Sepak Takraw, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Wushu

Participating Countries
  • Brunei(47 athletes)
  • Cambodia - (in 4 sports)
  • Indonesia (500+ athletes)
  • Laos
  • Malaysia (332 athletes)
  • Myanmar (82 athletes)
  • Philippines (86 athletes)
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Timor Leste
  • Vietnam (50 athletes)



      Official Logo
      1. Ampera Bridge symbolizes this event to be held in Palembang, Indonesia. Ampera bridge is a symbol of Palembang community pride. The red color on the bridge shall symbolize the courage and spirit of all participants in the 2014 ASEAN University Games competition.  
      2. Bidar is a boat typical of South Sumatra Province. This Bidar boat symbolizes ASEAN activities University Games 2014, and connects the countries in Southeast Asia. 
      3. The chain of eleven circles symbolizes the eleven countries of Southeast Asia participating in the 2014 ASEAN University Games. The chain also symbolizes the close friendship between the countries and participants involved in the events. The gold chain symbolizes the achievement of the objectives of the participants.

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          Myanmar Swimming Team/ Photo credit: MSF
          Thailand Women's Volleyall Team/Photo credit: T.V.

          Singapore Volleyball Team (M) /Photo credit: SUSC
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          Thailand Men's Volleyall Team/Photo credit: T.V.
          Singapore Football Team (M)/Photo credit: SUSC
          Brunei Team / Photo credit:Brunei Times