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2011 Brunei National Runs

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Youth and Sports Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports will be hosting a 2011 National Run simultaneously in four districts on Sunday, 27th march 2011.

The main aim of the national runs is to commemorate Brunei Darussalam 27th National Day with its theme, “Negaraku Brunei Darussalam” (Brunei Darussalam is My County). It is also to enhance relationships and generate integrations amongst the youth generation with various related stakeholders in the state;

It was also organized to:

• to encourage Brunei communities to practice a healthier lifestyles by participating in sporting activities and continuous leisure,
• to build up in understanding and teamwork within the communities for the sake of sports development and success for the country,
• encourage disciplines, gallantry and competitive towards Brunei national sportsmanship.

The runs will be offering 6 categories which are:

• boys aged 17 and below will runs 5 km
• girls aged 17 and above will runs 5 km
• man aged 18 and above will runs 10 km
• woman aged 18 and above will runs 10 km
• 3 man per team open will runs 10 km
• 3 woman per team open will runs 10 km

For runs to be held in the Brunei Muara district, it will start and end at the Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Park in the capital. As for Belait district, it will be held at Sungai Liang Reserve Forest, whereas for Tutong District will be held at the Persiaran Pengkalan Pinang beach. Bukit Patoi Recreational Park will be the place to be for participants in Temburong district.

Runs will be open to public in Brunei Darussalam including government agencies and private sectors, higher institutions, colleges, schools, youth and sports organizations, “mukim-mukim” (counties) and villages, and also individuals from all four districts.

Further information and participation forms can be taken at:

• Main Offices: 6th Floor, Sports Section, Youth and Sports Departments or by calling 2381905 ext 1630 or 1633,
• Brunei and Muara: Youth and Sports Department Complex’s, Youth Centre Bandar Seri Begawan, telephone numbers 2222900,
• Youth and Sports Department, Belait district branch, telephone number 3333992,
• Youth and Sports Department Tutong district branch, telephone number 4260118,
• Youth and Sports Department Temburong district branch, telephone number 5221718,

19th Mac 2011, 4pm will be the forms submission closing date. It was highly encourage that the community especially the youth to participates in the national runs.

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Letter of the year

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hi peeps, it has been a long time that 'kind of stop' posting an article here. Just to post it here as I find it was hilarious. Hopefully I would updated this blog wisely starting early 2011. May Allah bless me and my family as well as the country for the year to come. Stay tune to our blog and please do leave comments so that we can improve. :)

Why men love football

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Football league or 'soccer' in the far west, has hits the world football fan within their regions. But some nations haven't started their league due to time adjustments - may be :)

Talking about football, just out of the blue, some thoughts come up - why on earth football match was played by 11 player for each team? And the game runs for 45 minutes in the first-half and another 45 minutes after break?

Asking the old folks and even some senior football gigs around my environment, none of them came up with very good excuses :)

After few days may be weeks, I found out that there is a logical answer to this, given by yet to be known a genius mate. "this is why football matches played for 45 minutes each game and only by 11 player per team at a time...

Each team of 11 players will by nature had "two balls" and for sure all times have it throughout the games. This makes the totals "balls" from each team to 44 "balls". Each game will played with one soccer ball.

Out of this, in total makes 45 minutes for the match.

Problem solves!!!. But, in some cases, there will be an added times for 2 minutes....that "balls" belong to the game referee!!

Can't get it, post your comments below.....Im sure there is someone out there able to explain much better than I did..

Wake-up after what should I called as a disorganized sleep, it was one of a few stress relieve for some individual when the final match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ended earlier this morning. Yes, its about World Cup and it will be one of its kind written in this blog as this sporting events is held at the other side of Brunei :).

Showcasing a
final match between these edition favourites, Spain against Netherland. The game had to be carried forward to extra time after both teams failed to score a goal. But it was Andres Iniesta who breaks goal draught in the last four minutes of the extra time. The only goal also put his team, Spain as the new world cup champion as well as the first title to Spain in their FIFA history. The final game is not the best but still worth watching. From the 64 matches, Uruguay striker, Diego Forlan awarded a Golden Ball as tournament’s best player. As for the Golden Boot, belongs to the German’s, Thomas Mueller after he was selectred as he put his name to the top goalscorer of the tournaments and also selected as the top young player.

Ok back to our state sporting events. Looking at the Brunei Darussalam participations in football, it was too far to be listed in the 32 final football teams for the world cup. But what most football enthusiasts like to hear is our football association situations right now, are they already in great steps for its registrations to reinstate with FIFA?.

By the way, Brunei will resumes its football league as per last seasoned. It was heard from football fans rumors that DPMM FC will join the local league. What most interesting here will be their performances measurements alongside with the other local clubs. Why I’m talking about football here is because me, myself also getting ready for my first pitch game after almost five month football draught. Last week was my pre-pitch game with futsal fun games, and it was great fun.

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THE Brunei Darussalam sports enthusiasts once again will be entertained by the 9th National Sports Festival or "pesta sukan kebangsaan / psk" which will officially commenced on Saturday afternoon, 26th June 2010. An official opening ceremony will be held at the Indoor Stadium, Berakas. Throughtout the 9 days sports festival will entertained some 3,696 athletes (updated 21/6/2010 - 5.45pm). This festival editions also offering 28 events in total: Badminton, netball, basketball, football, softball, volleyball, chess, cue sport, futsal, golf, hockey, karate-do, cycling, lawn bowling, fencing, athletics, pencak silat, table tennis, rugby, sepak takraw, tennis, gasing, taekwando, boat racing, aquatics, tenpin bowling, squash and tug-of-war.

The sports festival will put in 214 gold medals, 214 silver medals and 278 bronze medals for grabs. There will be 654 gold medals, 654 silver medal and 763 bronze medals in total for grabs, which makes 2071 medals altogether.

There were 11 contingents to competes namely, Daerah Brunei & Muara, Daerah Belait, Daerah Tutong, Daerah Temburong, Majlis Sukan Angkatan Bersenjata Diraja Brunei, Majlis Sukan Polis Diraja Brunei, Majlis Sukan Sekolah-Sekolah, Institute Pengajian Tinggi (UBD, UNISSA & ITB), Syarikat Brunei Minyak Shell Sdn.Bhd, Syarikat Penerbangan Diraja Brunei, and Persatuan Bank-bank Brunei. This games editions also participated by two other neighborhoods, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan and Limbang.

6 graded to senior black belt

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bandar Seri Begawan - Six karate exponents graduated with 2nd dan, 3rd dan and 4th dan senior black belt grading at the Shitoryu Karate Association Brunei Darussalam (Shitokai) last Sunday.

The senior black belt grading was conducted by the president of Shitokai Black Belt Council, Sihan Pg Yura Kesteria, and Shitokai chief instructor Sihan Alwie See Seng Kiat at the Busiido Dojo, Berakas,

New training grounds or 'dojo' and Shitokai school clubs will be opened to promote a strong spirit of sportsmanship in the country and to select potential athletes who may represent the nation at international sports meets, the association said.

The training grounds will train everyone for physical fitness, to learn the art of self-defence, to control the mind and spirit towards character development and to serve as a platform to train for combat.

Shitoryu style of karate is distinctive through its art of blocking to destroy the opponent's attacking motion and also stances.

Every participant must exercise self-discipline and be determined as the Shitoryu style has many kata or formations, and places strong emphasis on sparring.

The training assists to select potential athletes to represent the nation in regional or international karate competitions and to assign members for seminars or conferences to further upgrade their knowledge and quality of sportsmanship in Brunei.

Formed more than 20 years ago, the association has 210 active Shitokai members. -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

Brunei Darussalam has just completed its most popular and major sports tounaments, football - the DST Group Brunei Premier League, and recently the DST Group Brunei Football League Cup.

To maintain the football spirits amongst the footies enthusiast, WUFC - a freshly formed football club, will be holding a Futsal tournament. The game is schedule to be held from the 12th April and continues to the 13th, 19th and 20th April 2010. The top three winners will be offered a handsome cash prizes with trophies.

But the tournament is only limited to 40 teams as for the start. Registration forms can be obtained from Gillsport (Kiulap & Batu Satu), Asmin Enterprise (Delima Satu) as well as from Ridah (Kiulap).

All tournaments will be held at The Public Works Department Hangar Hall (JKR), Old Airport, Berakas.

For more details, individual may contact Mago (8986595), Kaz (8663002) or Aboh (8888858).

Brunei With FIFA In 2013???

Saturday, February 6, 2010

How true is that Brunei Darussalam has been said suspended by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) from international competitions until June 2013. This topic was raised by one of the local newspaper yesterday dated 5th February 2010.

They also refer this matter from the Brunei DPMM FC official website. But it was said that when the team manager of DPMM FC Pg Hj Muhd Waslimin bin PSJ Pg Hj Abd Momin was contacted, they have no rigid answer and comments to the said matter yet.

This is one of the written conversations, “there is no black and white from the world governing body saying that Brunei Darussalam or DPMM FC is suspended from any international competitions until the said date,” Pengiran Haji Muhd Waslimin said. He said the team management is still awaiting verdict on until when the country or club is stopped from joining internationals. We hope that this matter will be solved very soon,” Pg Muhd Waslimin added.

The sultanate football was in shocked late last year after FIFA announced the suspension of The Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) due to the government interference in its affairs.

It was started from a decision by the Brunei authorities to put down BAFA and replaced by FFBD since December two years ago.

The suspension put Brunei and its domestic football clubs to cancel any participation in international competitions, to include DPMM FC challanges in the S-League. The hope for the Brunei football to shine is only when BAFA is lifted and reinstated by the state government, otherwise domestic level is the only Brunei footballer showcase.

Shot in the arm for sports medicine

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

SPORTS medicine in the country is set to get a shot in the arm with the 2nd International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sports Medicine Course.

The four-day event at a hotel in the capital kicked off yesterday with the aim of providing participants the opportunity to better understand the basic principles and concepts underlying sports medicine and sports science.

Organised by the Department of Youth and Sports and the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BNOC), the course’s objectives are to raise the awareness of local sports personnel and athletes in the fields of athletic training, doping control, exercise, physical therapy and sports trauma.

The President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BNOC) His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah officially declared the course open.

Twenty papers will be delivered by seven authorities from Asia over the duration of the course, with a workshop on first aid and resuscitation on Thursday afternoon marking the event’s climax.

This year marks the second time that Brunei has been given the privilege to host the event, the first being in 1998.

Conducted under the auspices of the IOC Medical Commission and funded by the Olympic Solidarity, 300 participants comprising members of the local and foreign medical profession and sporting fraternity are attending the course.

In his speech, the Chairman of the Medical Commission of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said that the response for the course was better than expected.

“I am thoroughly impressed with the turnout,” said Datuk Dr M Jegathesan, who is on the panel of speakers.

“One of the key elements in deciding which country should host the course was a previous track record, and we were happy with Brunei’s efforts during the first course.

“The purpose of this course is to impart knowledge in sports science to all here, and we hope to extend its critical mass (of knowledge),” added the Deputy President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM).

Other speakers include Maj Gen Dr C Thurairaja, Datuk Dr Ramlan Abd Aziz, Professor Sukadiyanto and Dr Nazar Luqman Bilgrami.

Dr Hj Danish Zaheer, Head of Sports Medicine and Research Centre under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports will be delivering three papers and Brunei’s Ilham Hj Mohd Ali will deliver a paper on “Nutrition for Elite Athletes” tomorrow.

Adviser to the Medical Committee of the SEA Games Federation (SEAGF) and Honorary Medical Adviser of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), Datuk Dr M Jegathesan presented papers on the Olympic Movement Medical Code, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Standards and WADA Anti-Doping Code 2009 yesterday.

Maj Gen Dr C Thurairaja talked about “Pre-Sports Participation Examination” while Professor Sukadiyanto gave an overview of Sports Psychology.

It will be a busy day for participants today with seven papers set to be delivered; “Adolescent and Children in Sports”, “Elite Athlete Training Principles”, “Pre-Competition Routines in Sports”, “Principles of Sports Injury Rehabilitation”, “Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sports”, “Sports Biomechanics and Performance”, and lastly, “Sudden Cardiovascular Death in Sports”.

Tomorrow’s focus will be on “Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Knee Deficit in Women”, “Goal-Setting Techniques in Sports”, “Health Consequence of Doping and Nutrition for Elite Athletes”.

A workshop on taping is also in the programme.

Talks on “Fieldside Assessment of Injuries”, “International Development in Sports Science and Physical Education”, “Stress Management in Sports and Women in Sports” will be delivered on Thursday. Courtesy of BruneiTimes

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