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Songkeng confident ahead of SUKMA


National throwing coach Gaston Hippolyte Sonkeng (4th L) during a Brunei Darussalam Athletics Federation (BDAF) trial at the Balapan Track and Field, Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas on Monday night. Picture: Courtesy of Gaston Hippolyte Sonkeng



BY NADZIRAH MALEK-WEBB

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - NATIONAL throwing coach Gaston Hippolyte Sonkeng is confident his athletes will do well at July’s 16th SUKMA (Sukan Malaysia) in Kuching.

Brunei Darussalam Athletics Federation (BDAF) concluded their second trial for throw events on Monday night with all eight athletes improving on their respective personal bests at the Balapan Track and Field, Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.
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Hockey team target semis


National hockey coach Shaiful Azli Abd Rahman (2nd L) speaks to his players during a training session at the National Hockey Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas yesterday. Picture: BT/Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh



BY AK FAUZI PG SALLEH

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - NATIONAL hockey coach Shaiful Azli Abd Rahman has targeted a place in the semi-finals for both the men’s and women’s teams at next month’s International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey World League in Singapore.

The men’s team are grouped alongside experienced teams such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam while the women’s team are in a group which features tournament favourites Thailand, Hong Kong and Indonesia.
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Parental support key in taekwondo


Junior taekwondo students during a training session at the Rick Taekwondo Training Studio in Kiulap. Picture: Courtesy of Rick Liaw Soon Khiong



BY NADZIRAH MALEK-WEBB

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - THE Brunei Darussalam Taekwondo Association (BDTA) has called for more parental support in order for taekwondo to flourish in the country.

Despite the successful turnout at the 4th Brunei Junior Taekwondo Championship 2016 on March 20 with 114 participants, newly-elected BDTA Vice President 1, Rick Liaw Soon Khiong, insisted that some parents need to understand that the instructors need time to work with their children during training sessions to progress.
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Divas finish 4th in Singapore tourney


Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah (holding trophy, 5th R) and the rest of Divas players in a group photo at the ORA Gryphons Fast Pitch Softball Tournament 2016 in Singapore yesterday. Divas finish fourth at the tournament. Picture: Courtesy of Haffezah



BY AK FAUZI PG SALLEH

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - DIVAS finished fourth at the ORA Gryphons Fast Pitch Softball Tournament 2016 in Singapore yesterday.

Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah was among those who laced-up for Divas at the three-day tournament.
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Indera-Kasuka match abandoned


Indera FC’s players talking to the referee during the 2016 DST Super league match held at the Berakas Sports Complex yesterday. Picture: BT/Khaliq Roziman



BY NADZIRAH MALEK-WEBB

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - THE Brunei DST Super League match between former two-time champions Indera Sports Club (SC) and newly-promoted Kasuka FC was abandoned due to a heated argument between the two teams yesterday.

The incident occurred just two minutes before the half-time whistle blew when Kasuka’s Afindi Yati Tuah laid on the pitch at the Berakas Sports Complex after being challenged by Indera’s Sahrin Momin.
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