01 Feb 29 teachers attend workshop on handball
KUCHING – A total of 29 teachers from Kuching, Samarahan and Serian attended a coaching and officials workshop by Majlis Sukan Sekolah Menengah (MSSM) and Sarawak Handball Association (SAHA) on January 29 – 31 at Stadium Perpaduan Negeri Sarawak in Petra Jaya.
said at the closing of the Coaching and Officials Workshop at the State Indoor Stadium in Petra Jaya yesterday.
The three-day workshop was conducted by MSSM Technical and Development chairman, Vijaya Kumar Arumugam and SAHA secretary, Dr Abang Ismail Abang Julhi who is also vice president of the Malaysian Handball Association.
The closing and certificate presentation ceremony was graced by YB Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi who is Pantai Damai state assemblyman and SAHA advisor. In his speech, YB Dr Abdul Rahman commended Sarawak Sports Corporation (SSC) and Sarawak State Sports Council (MSNS) for taking the initiative to organise the workshop.
“I think this is the best approach for us to produce more coaches and technical officials to bring handball development in Sarawak to a higher level. We need to work closely together to improve the standard of the sport and if possible, bring it to be on par with the main sports in the state,” said YB Dr Abdul Rahman who is also Sarawak Assistant Minister of Rural Electricity.
The minister also expressed optimism for handball capability to deliver medals at the coming 19th Sukan Malaysia (Sukma) in Perak to be held on September 12 to 22 this year.
His optimism arises from the fact that Saha has taken a drastic approach in its development programme and are making early preparations for the Sukma challenge.
“Our handball teams (men’s and women’s) are capable of winning medals of any colour on offer in the Games and finish among the top three teams,” he enthused.
Also present during the closing ceremony were SSC chief executive officer cum MSNS director, Dr Ong Kong Swee and SAHA president Norani Drahman. (Photo credit; The Borneo Post)