Countdown to SukSar 2017 begins

Countdown to SukSar 2017 begins

KUCHING: A technical delegates meeting of all technical officials involved in the 2017 Sarawak Games (Suksar) was held on November 30 at Stadium Negeri Sarawak in Petra Jaya.

The meeting, which was attended by all the 14  officials and those involved in the Para-Games, was chaired by Sarawak State Sports Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ong Kong Swee who was accompanied by SukSar Secretariat Chief, Daud Dato Aba and technical committee chief, Ahmad Rodzli Razali.

According to Ahmad , the final meeting had provided the platform to brief and finalised arrangements as well as the preparations among the officials and to address any problems arising from any technical issues.

Apart from some minor technicalities involving sports such as archery and sepak takraw, there were no major issues arising from the Games which will be held mainly in Kuching except for petanque which will be held in Santubong, Muay in Summermall and badminton at Unimas, both in Kota Samarahan.

“We are ready to run the Games as all the officials are waiting for the word go to run the Games in a professional and efficient manner.

“Also all the technical delegates or their representatives were present at the meeting which give confidence of organizing a successful Games which is being used to unearth new talents and to give the added exposure in higher level competitions,” Ahmad Rodzli added. He also disclosed that the briefing for SukSar volunteers were held recently at Tunku Putra International School in Petra Jaya in which the response was encouraging.

The 2017 Suksar from December 17 – 19 will be participated by four zones namely the Southern, Western, Central and Northern with each zone is led of the respective Divisional Residents.

The Southern zone is represented by Kuching, Samarahan and Serian; Western by Sarikei, Sri Aman and Betong; Central by Sibu, Mukah and Kapit; and Northern by Limbang, Miri and Bintulu.

The 14 sports for Suksar are athletics, swimming, badminton, cycling, weightlifting, sepak akraw, handball, muaythai, karate, rugby, archery, pentanque, lawn bowl and judo while the three sports for the Para-Games are archery, athletics and power-lifting.