The new faces of Brunei Basketball Association. Image taken from BBA Facebook Page.
Late post: In-conjunction with the 33rd National Day celebration, the Brunei Basketball Association (BBA) will be hosting an inter-district basketball tournament at the BBA Indoor Basketball Hall from 19th to 26th February 2017. The tournament is supported by Core-Lee Enterprise, Easy Way Tea and Café, and Soon Lee Holdings.
One of the key objectives of the tournament is to identify potential players who are capable and willing to represent Brunei Darussalam in regional and international basketball competitions.
“One of our priorities is to revitalize the platform for youth who aspire to represent our country. The aspiration for the new executive committee for the next three years is to develop a team that is competitive in SEABA competitions.” said Johnny Ang, the Deputy Chairman of BBA.
The tournament will be opened to Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents and players who are interested to participate in the tournament can contact the basketball association in their respective districts for further details. For Tutong District, the contact point would be Mr. On Wei Yeah at 8737528. For Belait District, the contact point would be through the Chairman of Belait District Basketball Association, Mr. Wong Ming Ching, at 8758873. Although Temburong District does not have a basketball association, the Temburong team will be organized by Mr. Tan Chu Eu at 8758338.
“For this tournament, we will have a stronger focus on youth. Each team is required to have at least 3 players under the age of 23 and one youth player must be playing on the court at all time during the tournament” said Wira bin Pori, the BBA secretary.
As one of the most active sport associations in Brunei Darussalam, the new executive committee of BBA aims to play a stronger role in the youth development in the country which is in line with the call for youth to make Vision 2035 a success.
Lim Ting Guan handing over records and documents of the BBA to the new chairman, Kwang Ming Heng. Image taken from BBA Facebook Page.
It’s good to see new blood, the young ones in the Brunei Basketball Association (BBA). There are a mixture of the young and the old and it will be interesting to see a different mix of people in the committee.
During the election in December, Kwang Ming Heng won the vote as the new Chairman of BBA and Ang Han Then was elected as the Deputy Chairman.
According to the report at Borneo Bulletin, BBA under the previous committee has agreed to upgrade the basketball court at Batu Bersurat as per FIBA’s specifications. The project is estimated to cost around $91,350, while the new gym and equipment will cost around $23,952. The basketball rack and rim will come with the cost of $3,000.
The renovation project, which is scheduled to begin in January, will be delayed until March waiting for the FIBA-approved flooring to arrive in the country. The renovation is expected to take 10 weeks.