Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh
BANDAR SERI BEGWAN
THE national swim team received a timely boost ahead of this tomorrow’s 41st South East Asian Age Group (SEAAG) Swimming Championships.
The national team, which is made up of nine athletes, received sponsorship in the form of apparel and accessories from three local companies namely Imperial Sports, Gator Sports and Globex Global Logistics.
The handover event was held at the International School Brunei (ISB) at Sungai Akar yesterday.
Present on behalf of the national swim team to receive the sponsorship was the president of the Brunei Amateur Swimming Association (BASA) Aziz Latip.
Representing Imperial Sports was Hj Yadie Riyadi Hj Bakri while Globex Global Logistics was represented by Dk Nurhidayu Pg Hj Saidi. On the other hand, Abdul Mu'iz Hj Shahrani represented Gator Sports.
"It is really great that we have three local compannies sponsoring the athletes for this event," said the BASA President in an interview with BruSports News.
"On behalf of BASA, we are very appreciative of their incentive in t-shirts and equipments for our swimmers at the tournament which is an international event involving nine Southeast Asian countries.
"What we hope for is to have more sponsors from local companies in the future, because this is a very good opportunity for them to advertise their products and names through a big international event like this," he added.
"Nevertheless, we are very thankful with the sponsors that we have received today, as we all can see our young swimmers are very happy to receive such support and will be representing the apparel throughout the event," continued Aziz.
A total of 235 swimmers from nine ASEAN countries will converge at the three-day tournament to be held at the National Aquatics Centre of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.
"We have the best swimmers in the region such as from Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, and some other countries in this tournament," added Aziz.
"We have a very small number of swimmers, but I told them to enjoy and not to expect too much, and at the same time try to keep the spirits up swim and do your best!," urged the BASA president.