CEO Message

The establishment of Sarawak Sports Corporation (SSC) by the Sarawak Government is timely and is part of the dynamic transformation of sports in the State. It has been the State Government’s vision of turning Sarawak into the Sports Powerhouse in Malaysia and the establishment of SSC is part of achieving that status in time to come.

 

Having a better pool of world class athletes and highly qualified coaches and sports administrators in Sarawak is also another step in moving forward toward achieving the Sports Powerhouse status.

 

In that respect, we had planned and doubling efforts including having education courses such as sports science, leadership and management courses with the aim to produce quality performance standards among local sports associations, clubs and other non-government organizations (NGOs).

 

It is our main emphasis to promote the application of modern sports science and management that will result in having quality coaches, officials, managers and consultants apart from having the latest quality sports equipment and facilities in the various sports fields and games. In other words, promoting the use of sports science and management is very important as it will boost the pace of our sports development.

 

Another aspect of sports science that needs to be given emphasis is Talent Identification programme with the aim to have a better pool of the finest athletes who will be chosen.

 

In ensuring quality service and its high standard delivery, SSC had established a new team of qualified engineers to who can provide the professional support system  when it comes to organization major sporting events at national or international level. The team of qualified engineers and technicians will ensure all available facilities and amenities are always up and running to specifications required in some highly technical sports such shooting, cricket, swimming, diving etc.

In our tireless efforts to become a Sports Powerhouse in Malaysia, Sarawak must be able to provide the conducive environment and platforms for the hosting and staging of international sporting events to be locally.

 

The past recent years. Sarawak had already organized several notable international sporting events which include badminton, squash, swimming, athletics, tennis, 10-pin bowling, football and the list goes on.

 

Recently, Sarawak had hosted the 31st Malaysian International Open Masters Athletics championships 2017 (MIOMAC) which was held at Sarawak Stadium in Petra Jaya, Kuching from July 22-23 2017. Looking forward, Sarawak is also bidding for more international sporting events such as Asia level masters athletics and World class swimming events to be held in the State.

 

All of these efforts is testament to Sarawak’s and its continuing efforts to establish itself in the world’s sports tourism map which will bring a host of positive impacts to the country and the people in the long haul. It is therefore important for all members of the Sarawak sports fraternity including local sports associations to commonly share the vision of making Sarawak the Sports Powerhouse to be reckoned with.

 

 

Thank you

 

DR ONG KONG SWEE

(Chief Executive Officer)