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Fitness Zone as the Official Health Club for NFABD

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Hj Madli Mohd Yussof, National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam with Wu Chun, Managing Director of Fitness Zone. NFABD entered a partnership with Fitness Zone as the “Official Health Club”
 

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The signing ceremony between NFABD and Fitness Zone
 

The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam(NFABD) is pleased to announce we will be entering a partnership with Fitness Zone for them to be our ‘Official Health Club’.

The most established fitness club in Brunei, Fitness Zone needs no introduction and we are proud to say our national teams will be training at the best facility in the country, and we are confident this partnership will boost our national players’ morale and determination during training.

“This is wonderful news!,” said national coach Kwon Oh-son.

“This is great for the development of Brunei football and will help to spread the news that exercise benefits everyone and improves your health.

“As the national team’s head coach, I would like to say thank you to NFABD President His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah for supporting this cause and to Fitness Zone for providing such great help to Brunei football,” he added.
With football the number one sport in Brunei, NFABD is confident our partnership with Fitness Zone will boost the popularity of the sport in the Sultanate and draw more fitness enthusiasts to Fitness Zone for the opportunity to train next to the national players.

NFABD is thankful that Fitness Zone have agreed to allow our national players this chance to train at their state-of-the-art facility, and we hope this will be the start of a long and successful partnership.

 

 

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Checking out the facilities at Fitness Zone
 

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The football players under NFABD
 

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Fitness Zone, the leading fitness and health club in the country warmly welcomes the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) and its national teams in their new home, as Fitness Zone Kiulap will now be their “Official Health Club”.

The national football teams will have access to various facilities and resources of Fitness Zone for their training requirements to adequately prepare them for their competitions abroad where they would proudly banner the flag and pride of Brunei.

Wu Chun, in a statement said “We at Fitness Zone want our National Team to feel appreciated and we hope to share our expertise to improve their performance”. He further added that one of the long standing missions of Fitness Zone is in supporting our local athletes.

This partnership is a great way for both parties to highlight the importance of staying fit, and healthy, not only for athletes, but for the public in general, and the youth, a segment of our society where obesity is prevalent due to less physical activities as a result of modern technologies. Our students, and children will now see their role models actively engaging in fitness and sports.

Fitness Zone through its owner and Managing Director Wu Chun, has always believed in the propagation of health and fitness in the whole of Brunei. With this partnership with the NFABD, that belief will be further boosted and realized as the members of the National Team will also serve as Fitness Ambassadors of Fitness Zone, as great role models for others to follow and emulate especially the youth. Images courtesy of NFABD.

 

Qawim owns the Green Jacket

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Dr Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Fattaah, a member of the Board of Directors at Baiduri Bank watches Qawim bin Haji Aslimon lift the Baiduri Masters championship trophy last Sunday. Image courtesy of Fadhil Yunus of Borneo Bulletin
 

The 22nd Baiduri Masters charity golf tournament concluded with a prize presentation at the Indah Hall, Royal Brunei Recreation Club and was attended by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah Ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, a member of the Board of Directors at Baiduri Bank.

In his welcoming address, Mr Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank, spoke on the aim of the Baiduri Masters. “We organise the Baiduri Masters as one of our contributions to supporting our community by making a difference. Through this platform, we help to raise funds for local charities, particularly the charity organisations that cater towards individuals with specials needs with the hope to alleviate their burden.”

From the Baiduri Masters charity golf tournament proceeds, B$65,000 was donated to five charity organisations during the prize presentation ceremony.

The first cheque was presented to Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam was received by Hj Ahmad bin Hj Abd Rahman, Policy and Planning Trustee of Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam. This was followed by the second cheque for SMARTER Brunei and was received by Malai Hj Abdullah Malai Hj Othman, President of SMARTER Brunei. The Learning Ladders Society was presented with a cheque and was received by Dr Nornasibah binti Hj Abd Samad. The next charity organisation to receive their cheque was the Developmental Paediatric Services and was received by Hj Amin bin Hj Ibrahim. A cheque was also presented to YASKA and was received by Siti Zaleha binti Abdi Manaf.

A cheque was also presented to the Community Development Department, JAPEM. The cheque was received by Hj Rosmadee Hj Mohd Daud.

 

 


Presenting the mock cheques to Pusat Ehsan, Learning Ladders, SMARTER, YASKA, JAPEM & Development Pediatric Services
 

Shortly after, the presentation of the coveted Green Jacket by Mr Andrew Young, President of the Baiduri Masters Organising Committee to the 22nd Baiduri Masters Champion.

This was followed by the official announcement of the 22nd Baiduri Masters champion. Presenting the Challenge Trophy to the champion, Qawim Hj Aslimon was Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah, the Guest of Honour of the event. Qawim Hj Aslimon was also awarded a cash prize of B$1,500. He is a first-time champion and concluded the tournament with a gross score of 75.

A first for the Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament is the introduction of the Ladies Gross Champion, Vanessa Boumba Marie. She concluded the tournament with a gross score of 77 and a cash prize of B$500.

Novelty prizes for the Hole-in-One, Pace Setter, nearest-to-pin, longest drive and lucky draw prizes were also presented.

In the Hole-in-One challenge, Dato Paduka Hj Suhaimi bin Hj Gafar walked away with a cheque of B$20,000. DP Hj Suhaimi aced hole 12 on Friday, 5 May 2017 around 5pm. DP Hj Suhaimi would be the second ever golfer to walk away with the cash prize of $20,000 with Kahar Bakar being the first 2 years ago. The cheque of $20,000 was presented by Mr Pierre Imhof.

In the Pace Setter Challenges for both Fridays, 28 April and 5 May 2017, Nujaimi Hj Jumat and Suhaimi Hj Ibrahim walked away with cash prizes of $200 each. Nujaimi ended his round with a nett score of 69 while Suhaimi ended his round with a nett score of 67.

In the nearest-to-pin category, for Hole 2, Hj Shaiul Rizal PD Hj Ahmad’s ball landed 39cm from the pin; Hole 5, Daniel Giam’s ball landed 46cm from the pin; Hole 12, Chu Vui Kiat’s ball landed 35cm from the pin; Hole 14, Hj Jafar Latif with a distance of 60cm from the pin; and Hole 16, Qawim Aslimon, just 1.45m from the pin.

Dennis Koh won the prize for Longest Drive for the men’s category; for women’s category, Almas Syadzwanie

Also in attendance at the prize presentation dinner were cabinet ministers, members of foreign diplomatic missions, sponsors, golfers and senior officials of the Baiduri Bank Group.

The Baiduri Masters is organised by Baiduri Bank Group with the support of event partners QAF Brunei, QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, Brunei Press Sdn Bhd and RBA Golf Club Sdn Bhd.

 

Finally a hole-in-one at Baiduri Masters 2017

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Dato Paduka Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar strike a hole-in-one and walked away with BND 20,000 on the 4th day of Baiduri Masters 2017
 

In what has turned out to be a spectacular start to the second weekend of golf, the Baiduri Masters 2017 saw Dato Paduka Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar ace hole 12 to snag the $20,000 cash prize. He became the fifth ever golfer to strike a hole-in-one in the 22 year history of the Baiduri Masters and the second ever golfer to walk away with the $20,000 cash prize. Kahar Bakar was the first golfer to walk away with the $20,000 cash prize in 2015.

Under sub-optimal conditions for a round of golf, DP Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, with luck on his side and armed with his trusty Maruman Majesty 9-iron, struck his Titleist NXT No. 1 ball at 5pm which bounced on the green and rolled straight into the cup.

A hole-in-one prize works on the premise that if there is more than one winner, the prize will be shared among the winners.  As such, DP Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar will have to wait until the end of the tournament this Sunday to know if he is the outright winner of the $20,000 cash prize.

By the end of today’s session, the Top 16 Leaderboard saw a lot of movement with the addition of five new contenders: Khairul Khamis, Irfan Rahman, Kalali Hj Munchit, Hj Khairul Jamaluddin and Dennis Koh.

Suhaimi Ibrahim took the top spot with an impressive score of 69. He improved his previous score by 3 strokes and moved up 4 places. Tied for second, third and fourth are Ahmad Yani Hj Md Noor, Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki, and Seruji Hj Setia with a gross of 71.

For fifth and sixth place, Hj Shahminan Hj Damit and 2013 Baiduri Masters Champion Khairul Khamis are tied with a score of 72. The next five spots saw Nujaimi Hj Jumat, Irfan Rahman, Kalali Hj Munchit, Zulehram Yakub and Pg Hj Zamani Pg Hj Ahmed tied with a gross of 73 each.

Similarly, the next three spots also saw a tie between Hj Khairul Jamaluddin, Md Kamarul Hafiz and Pg Hj Razali Pg Sabli with a score of 74.

Rounding off the top sixteen were Dennis Koh and Rudy Hairywan Yussof with a tied score of 75.

 

 


Dato Paduka Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafa with his golfing buddies
 


The leader board score
 

The Baiduri Masters 2017 will continue tomorrow with the final round being played on Sunday morning. The top 16 gross players at the end of tomorrow’s session will make the cut to vie for the Green Jacket and Challenge Trophy.

Besides the coveted Baiduri Masters Green Jacket and Challenge Trophy, the golfers also have the chance to score the fantastic hole-in-one prizes comprising two luxury cars and three cash prizes of B$20,000 each.

Other than the BMW 320i M Sport at hole 14, other hole-in-one prizes on offer this year are the Mini Cooper S for Hole 5, and B$20,000 cash each for Holes 2, 12 and 16.

Additionally, there will be novelty prizes up for grabs for the nearest to the pin throughout the tournament and also longest drive as well as lucky draw prizes.

As with every year, proceeds raised during the Baiduri Masters will be donated to local charity organisations that help persons with special needs integrate into the wider society.

Those who haven’t registered for the tournament can still do so at the RBA Golf Club, First Floor, VIP Room. Registration for Saturday afternoon and Sunday opens at 6.00 am to 8.30 pm. Participants are encouraged to play more than once to improve their chances of winning, and they will enjoy a discount on the registration fee on their subsequent rounds.

The Baiduri Masters are held over two weekends at the RBA Golf Club, Berakas and played on format System 36 (Stroke Play) and the challenge trophy will be decided on gross. The Baiduri Masters tournament is divided into 4 divisions – Men’s, Group, Ladies and Junior. The Men’s division will be further divided into Men’s Gross, Men’s Nett and Senior Golfers Nett.

For more details, the public can log onto the website www.baiduri.com or call the Baiduri Bank Customer Helpline at 244 9666.

 

Baiduri Masters 2017 Day 3

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The players during Day 3 of the Baiduri Masters 2017 last Sunday
 

Following are the updates from the RBA Golf Club. By the end of the first weekend, the Baiduri Masters saw a total of 328 golfers vying for their opportunity to don the coveted Green Jacket and Challenge Trophy.

By the end of today’s session, the Top 16 Leaderboard saw a lot of movement with the addition of seven new contenders: Ahmad Yani Hj Md Noor, Hj Shahminan Hj Damit, Pg Hj Zamani Pg Hj Ahmed, Md Kamarul Hafiz, Pg Hj Razali Pg Sabli, Chu Vui Kiat, and Edwin Liew.

Tied for today’s top spot are Ahmad Yani Hj Md Noor, Pg Ahmad Zaki, and Seruji Hj Setia with a terrific score of 71. Pg Ahmad Zaki improved his previous score by 3 strokes. Tied for fourth and fifth places are newcomer Hj Shahminan Hj Damit and Suhaimi Ibrahim with a gross of 72. Suhaimi Ibrahim dropped 3 places in the leaderboard.

The next three spots consist of Nujaimi Hj Jumat, Zulehram Yakub, and Pg Hj Zamani Pg Hj Ahmed with a gross of 73 each. Nujaimi Hj Jumat fell down the leaderboard by 3 places whereas Zulehram Yakub returned to the Top 16. He improved his last score by 7 strokes.

The next two spots saw Md Kamarul Hafiz and Pg Hj Razali Pg Sabli tied with a score of 74. Similarly, the next two spots also saw a tie between Rudy Hairywan Yussof and Chu Vui Kiat with a score of 75. Rudy Hairywan Yussof went down 6 places.

Rounding off the top sixteen were Pg Dato Hj Wahab, Hj Azaman Daud, David Liaw, and Edwin Liew with a tied score of 76. Both Hj Azaman Daud and David Liaw moved down the leaderboard by 8 places.

At the conclusion of the first weekend, it is still anyone’s championship. Will the final weekend see another major shift in the leaderboard? Will the conditions be optimal for another exciting round of golf? Let’s find out next week.

 

 

 

The Baiduri Masters 2017 will continue next weekend, 5 to 7 May 2017. The top 16 gross players overall will get the opportunity to vie for the Green Jacket.

Besides the coveted Baiduri Masters Green Jacket and Challenge Trophy, the golfers also have the chance to score the fantastic hole-in-one prizes comprising two luxury cars and three cash prizes of B$20,000 each.

Other than the BMW 320i M Sport at hole 14, other hole-in-one prizes on offer this year are the Mini Cooper S for Hole 5, and B$20,000 cash each for Holes 2, 12 and 16.

Additionally, there will be novelty prizes up for grabs for the nearest to the pin throughout the tournament and also longest drive as well as lucky draw prizes.

As with every year, proceeds raised during the Baiduri Masters will be donated to local charity organisations that help persons with special needs integrate into the wider society.

Those who haven’t registered for the tournament can still do so at the RBA Golf Club, First Floor, VIP Room. Registration opens at 6.00 am to 8.30 pm. Participants are encouraged to play more than once to improve their chances of winning, and they will enjoy a discount on the registration fee on their subsequent rounds.

The Baiduri Masters are held over two weekends at the RBA Golf Club, Berakas and played on format System 36 (Stroke Play) and the challenge trophy will be decided on gross. The Baiduri Masters tournament is divided into 4 divisions – Men’s, Group, Ladies and Junior. The Men’s division will be further divided into Men’s Gross, Men’s Nett and Senior Golfers Nett.

For more details, the public can log onto the website www.baiduri.com or call the Baiduri Bank Customer Helpline at 244 9666.

 

Baiduri Master 2017 Day 1

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Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports receiving a token of appreciation from Mr Andrew Young, Deputy General Manager of Operations Management Division and Diversification and Strategic Development cum President of the Organising Committee of Baiduri Masters 2017
 

The Baiduri Bank Group officially launched the 22nd Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament. The tee-off by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, took place at Royal Brunei Airlines Golf Club at 6:45am.

Present at the ceremony was Mr Andrew Young, Deputy General Manager of Operations Management Division and Diversification and Strategic Development cum President of the Organising Committee of Baiduri Masters 2017. Also present were Hj Haliluddin Dato Haji Talib, General Manager of Baiduri Finance cum Vice President of the Baiduri Masters 2017, Pg Azaleen bin Pg Dato Hj Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking and Branch Network cum Co-Vice President of the Baiduri Masters 2017 as well as other senior management and staff of Baiduri Bank Group.

The event began with the opening remarks by Mr Andrew Young. He said, “Since its humble beginning in 1995, the pioneer Baiduri Charity Golf Tournament attracted a modest 200 players, but now 22 years later, the Baiduri Masters regularly attracts nearly 1,000 participants, with the highest number reaching close to 1,100 in 2013.” Soon after the Tee-Off, Yang Berhormant Pehin received a token of appreciation in the form of a Baiduri Masters Official Golf shirt.

 

 


The Minister officiated the 22nd Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament
 


Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki, Suhaimi Ibrahim, Zulehram Yakub and Seruji Setia
 

By the end of the afternoon session today, multiple-time Baiduri Masters Champion Seruji Hj Setia was in the lead with an even gross score of 71, followed closely by Suhaimi Ibrahim with a score of 72. To finish off the top 3 is Nujaimi Hj Jumat with a score of 73. Tied with a score of 80 are Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki, Asmawi Ismail, Md Zulehram Yakub, Rozaimi Ahmad, Hj Md Khairul Jamuluddin, Hj Shaiful Rizal PD Dr Hj Ahmad, and Pg Hj Zamani Pg Hj Ahmed.

Tied with a score of 81 are Mohd Haszwan Sayang, Col. Kamarudzaman Mohd, and Dato Hj Suhaimi Hj Gafar.

Rounding off the top sixteen were Mohd Ali Yassin Hj Mohammad, Hj Nordin Hj Ahmad, and Kahar Bakar with a gross score of 82.

 

 

 

Baiduri Masters is back!!

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Baiduri Bank organisers of the Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament with the partners
 

The highly anticipated annual golf tournament, the Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament is set to tee off in a fortnight spanning two weekends, 28 to 30 April and 5 to 7 May 2017. This year marks the 22nd edition of the Baiduri Masters organised by Baiduri Bank Group.

Thanks to the support of strategic partner – the QAF Group of Companies, the much awaited hole-in-one car prizes for Baiduri Masters 2017 was confirmed this morning at the Partnership Signing Ceremony held at the QAF Centre. Besides two luxury cars, players will also stand a chance to win three cash prizes plus numerous other tournament prizes at the Baiduri Masters 2017.

The hole-in-one prizes for this year are as follows: BMW 320i M Sport for Hole 14; Mini Cooper S for Hole 5; and $20,000 cash prize for Holes 2, 12 and 16.

The event began with the opening remarks by Mr. Pierre Imhof, Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank. He said, “Since the tournament’s inception in 1995, the Baiduri Masters has always been centred towards supporting our community and making a difference. The tournament has been raising funds for local charities and organisations that support people with special needs and promotes activities that help people with special needs integrate into society. Last year, we were able to raise $85,000 for charity.”

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony began with a signing between the Baiduri Bank Group and the RBA Golf Club. Another MOU between Baiduri Bank Group and Brunei Press was also signed this morning to appoint Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata as the print media partners for the event.

 

 


The signing ceremony with all the strategic partners. This picture was between Baiduri Bank and RBA Golf Club
 


The media during the coverage of the signing ceremony
 


One of the prizes for the hole-in-one
 


A BMW car as one of the prizes for the hole-in-one
 

Mr. Asmadi bin hj Alimustapha, General Manager of the RBA Golf Club,Mr. Albert Lau, Chief Executive Officer of QAF Brunei Sdn Bhd, and Mr. Reggie See, General Manager of Brunei Press Sdn Bhd signed on behalf of their organizations respectively while Mr. Pierre Imhof, Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank signed on behalf of the Baiduri Bank Group.

Mr. Ng Joon An,Accountant at the RBA Golf Club,Mr. Siva Kumar Krishnan,General Manager of QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, Ms. Hazizah Osman, Deputy General Manager of Brunei Press Sdn Bhd and Mr. Andrew Young, Deputy General Manager, Operations Management Division andDiversification and Strategic Development of Baiduri Bank cum President of the Organising Committee of Baiduri Masters 2017 signed as witnesses respectively.

The champion of theBaiduri Masters 2016 was Tony Hj Karim, a first time Baiduri Masters champion. Rounding out the top 5 were Zulhilmi Rosli, Seruji Hj Setia, Johari Hj Ahmad and Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki.

The upcoming golf tournament is divided into four divisions: Men’s, Ladies, Juniors and Team. The Men’s division will be further divided into Men’s Open and Senior Golfers categories. The Junior Golfers category is open to golfers aged 13 to 18 years old.

Registration commences from Monday, 17 April 2017 and the registration fee remains at BND120 for adults and BND60 for juniors. The registration fee is inclusive of green fee, buggy, goodie bag as well as buffet breakfast and lunch. Players are invited to the prize presentation dinner at the end of the tournament.

Players may play more than once to improve their chances of winning. Adult players will enjoy a discount on the registration fee on their second and subsequent rounds. The best score of any round played will be taken.

For more information, please contact the Baiduri Customer Helpline at 244 9666 or log onto www.baiduri.com.

 

 


Check out the BMW golf wear
 


The BMW golf equipment looks elegant
 


Who’s gonna lift the Baiduri Masters trophy?
 


The previous winner of the hole-in-one back in 2015. This was the last time someone won a hole-in-one. Sadly there won’t be any Porsche lined up for the hole-in-one prize
 

DST as title sponsors again

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DST Deputy CEO Hj Marsad Hj Ismail exchanging documents with NFABD General Secretary Hj Abdul Hamid Dato Paduka Hj Abdullah for being the title sponsors for the DST Super League, DST Premier League, DST FA Cup and DST Sumbangsih Cup
 

NFABD expressed its gratitude to DST for their continuous support of the country’s major football tournaments after today’s sponsorship signing ceremony between the two parties.

Sponsoring Brunei’s football for more than 10 years, DST signed on as 2017 sponsors in a signing ceremony at NFABD House – agreeing to be the title sponsors for the DST Super League, DST Premier League, DST FA Cup and DST Sumbangsih Cup.

“We are all happy and grateful to DST for their support,” said NFABD Deputy President Hj Madli Mohd Yusuf after the signing ceremony.

“This is proof that DST cares about Brunei football and wants to help develop Brunei football further.

“This year’s league will feature Asian Football Confederation (AFC) B license coaches in every DST Super League club in order to improve the quality of the competition.

“NFABD has many plans for this year, and one of the highlights of 2017 so far has been the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) A license coaching certificate obtained by six local coaches – the first for the country,” added the deputy president.

Signing on behalf of NFABD were Hj Madli and NFABD general secretary Hj Abdul Hamid Dato Paduka Hj Abdullah while DST were represented by their Assistant General Manager of Group Corporate Communications Radin Sufri Radin Basiuni and DST Deputy CEO Hj Marsad Hj Ismail, with DST CEO and event’s guest of honour Suhaimi Hussain acting as the witness. Images and press release courtesy of NFABD.

 

 

 

OzSports Festival coming soon

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Mark Phipps, International School Brunei’s (ISB) Director of Sport, Yasmin Abdullah, Business Development Manager, Corporate Services of Royal Brunei Recreation Club, Her Excellency Nicola Rosenblum, Ken Han, Brunei Country Manager of Sports Camp Australia and Jaz Taha, Operational Manager of Fitness Zone during the press conference for OzSports Festival
 


Loving the post card 😀
 

This is something of interest especially to parents as they can bring their children to see what kind of sports or activities they might be interested in. Sometimes we need to go to grass root levels to see what they would enjoy. CHILDREN aged five to 12 are invited to join a fun-filled sports activities day on March 26 from 8-12 noon at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in the OzSports Festival event, organised by the Australian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam. This is also made possible with the collaboration of Sports Camp Australia and other participating vendors.

This event will be held at Bandar Ceria on Sunday, 26th March from 8am to 12pm and this is also the first of its kind Australia themed sports.

This was announced during the press conference hosted by the Australian High Commission and chaired by the High Commissioner, Nicola Rosenblum earlier this week. The event will be called The OzSports Festival.

It was good to see my friend, Ken Han, who was appointed as Brunei Country Manager of Sports Camp Australia. Also present were representatives from the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, ISB, Royal Brunei Recreation Club and Fitness Zone.

As Her Excellency Nicola mentioned during the press conference, “Sport is an integral part of Australian culture. Whether it’s a game of backyard cricket with family, cheering a local team or striving for victory at the elite level – sport is a part of every Australia’s life. This is why the Australian High Commission is pleased to be working with Sports Camps Australia (SCA) to organise the OzSports Festival.”

There will be 10 different sports at Taman SOAS ranging from football to netball to frisbee to bike riding and many more. For parents’ knowledge, the event OzSports Festival will be free of charge. There will be participating vendors such as Hybrid Movement (cross fit), Shooting Stars (Basketball), Brunei Dodgeball Association and many more.

I hope this event will be a success and I’m happy that such event is taking place. This will be a good spring board for the young ones. Ken Han is a good addition to this event as he is quite passionate in creating camps for younger kids under the flagship of Shooting Stars. Being involved in Sports Camp Australia in Brunei, there will be different levels ranging from development camps to competitive ones. Good luck on that, bro.

Hope to see you at the OzSports Festival next weekend 😀 And to Nicola, it was nice to have finally met you even though it was pretty brief.

You can follow their updates on their Facebook or the Australian High Commission website.

 

 


The Deputy Permanent Secretary (Tourism) at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (3rd from left) also in attendance
 


Yasmin Abdullah speaking during the press conference
 


Ken Han, who is the founder of Shooting Stars, is also Brunei Country Manager for Sports Camp Australia (centre)
 


Ak Fauzi and Chun Leong, former The Brunei Times’ sports reporters, are now running brusports.com and it’s good to see them venturing into this business
 


Representatives from Hybrid Movement
 


See you on the 26th March
 

3 on 3 Basketball

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Times Square Shopping Centre ended its first ever 3 on 3 Under-18 Basketball Tournament yesterday on Sunday, 26th February 2017. The event was held on 24th February, Friday until 26th February, Sunday and was organized by Times Square Shopping Centre in collaboration with Shooting Stars Brunei and Fitness Zone. A total of 19 boys’ teams and 5 girls’ teams joined the three days tournament.

In the boys’ category,Chino Lions, BYD Cash Me Outside, Fun Lions and BYD Alpha made it to the semifinals with the first two teams going against each other with Chino Lions emerging as the winner with the score of 13 – 8 while Fun Lions and BYD Alpha battled their way to the finals with the score of 6 – 11. In the 3rd place match, BYD Cash Me Outside later beat Fun Lions to claim the third place. Moreover, in the finals match of Chino Lions vs BYD Alpha, team BYD Alpha beat Chino Lions with the score of 7 – 12 emerging as the first champion of Times Square 3on3 Under-18 Basketball Tournament.

On the other hand, Mum Bakery emerged as the champion for the girls’ category after beating SSBN Bake Culture in the Finals match yesterday with the score of 13 – 7. Earlier yesterday, the champion clinched past Ragons in the semifinals with 18 – 0 whereas second place winner SSBN Bake Culture won their semis against Ace with 6 – 4. The third place match between Ragons and Ace ended with Ace emerging as the third place winner with the score of 6 – 8.

Present during the closing ceremony and prize presentation yesterday to give away the prizes was Mr Kwang Ming Heng, the chairman of Brunei Basketball Association. Also present during the ceremony was the general manager of Times Square Shopping Centre, Mrs Amal Majidah Hj Suhaili. The champions of both categories brought home medals, $100 cash prize, $80 gift voucher from B.Foot, $50 gift voucher from Current Enterprise, 4 movie tickets from Times Cineplex and certificates of participation. Not only that, MVPs for both boys’ and girls’ categories, Adrian Azaharaini from Chino Lions and Ho Shing Shing respectively each walked away with medals, a wireless speaker from City Mobile and one gift voucher for All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet either from Seoul Garden or All Seasons.

Moreover, Times Square Shopping Centre will be having a Board Games Weekend on the 10th of March until 12th of March 2017.Stay updated with all of Times Square’s events by following them on Facebook or Instagram as well as our website at tsqbrunei.com. Image courtesy of Times Square Shopping Centre.

 

 


Champions for the boys category, team BYD Alpha
 


Champions for the girls category, Mum Bakery
 

 

 

 

New sports complex at JIS

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Yang Mulia Dr. Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Permanent Secretary (Core Education) of Ministry of Education handing over mock key to Mr Barnaby Sandow, Principal of Jerudong International School for the new Sport Complex last Wednesday
 


Mr Barnaby Sandow in his welcoming remarks before the hand over
 

The Board of Directors and Principal of Jerudong International School (JIS) held a “Handover Key Ceremony” of the new Sports Complex designed by local architects, EcoBumi on Wednesday, 15th February.

The guest of honour was Yang Mulia Dr. Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Permanent Secretary (Core Education) of Ministry of Education. Other distinguished guests included guests from the Ministry of Education, Darussalam Assets and the Board of Directors of Jerudong International School. For your info, JIS is now under Darussalam Assets.

The ceremony started with the recital of surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat by Cikgu Mohammad Norisham bin Hj Kamis followed by opening remarks by Mr Barnaby Sandow, Principal of JIS. “The new Sports Complex provides JIS students with further opportunities to be the best that they can be. We look forward to welcoming the Bruneian community at our community sports events in the future too.”

Following the ceremony, the guest of honour and distinguished guests were given a guided tour of the newly established sports complex. The key features of the new sports complex are the two large indoor multi-purpose courts, an indoor 8-lane, 25 metre swimming pool, a fitness suite and 2 classrooms. The excellent indoor multi-purpose courts will facilitate students to be able to do team sports such as Basketball, Netball, Volleyball, 5 a-side Football and other court games.

Director of Sports, Chris McGeorge raised that, “students have missed at least 50 hours from PE time in the past academic year due to poor weather conditions such as lightning and now with our new indoor facilities we are able to run PE classes smoothly despite any bad weather we may encounter.”

Located near JIS’ Boarding houses, Ugama block and the current V-Block sports field, the new Sports Complex is a wonderful addition to the facilities at Jerudong International School.

 

 


The 8 lane 25 meter swimming pool
 


It also has a security code (lock) to enter
 

 


The guests having a tour around the Sports Complex
 


The multipurpose sports hall and they were training indoor tennis then. Cool 😀
 


Guest of honour with associates from Darussalam Assets touring the premise
 


This is another sports hall
 

 

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