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DPMM FC’s Ramazotti eyeing topscorer award

File photo shows DPMM FC’s Rafael Ramazotti (L) juggles the ball as a Geylang International player makes a challenge in their S-League match at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in August 2015. Picture: BT file


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN- DPMM FC’s Rafael Ramazotti has set his sights on the Singapore League (S-League) topscorer award for the second straight season.
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Nine teams vie for national interschool hockey crown

Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien (SOAS) College’s Ak Mohd Afif Pg Sofry (L) in action against a player from Pengiran Anak Puteri Hjh Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Secondary School during the 2014 National Interschool Hockey Championship. Picture: BT/Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - NINE teams will be vying for top honours at the National Interschool Hockey Championship this month.

Two categories — men’s and women’s events — will be competed at the September 20-27 tournament that will be held at the National Hockey Stadium at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.

Competing in men’s event are Muda Hashim Secondary School, Tanjong Maya Secondary School, Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Secondary School, Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien (SOAS) College and Sayyidina Husain Secondary School.

Meanwhile, the women’s event will only see four teams participating: Sufri Bolkiah Secondary School, Sayyidina Husain Secondary School. Tanjong Maya Secondary School and Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (Maktab Sains).

The opener on September 20 starts with men’s event with Muda Hashim Secondary School facing Tanjong Maya Secondary School in a single round elimination format tournament.

Meanwhile, four-time champion SOAS College (2012-2015) will meet Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Secondary School on the following day where the winner of the bout will meet Sayyidina Husain Secondary School who received a bye.

The women’s event will start on September 21 with a match between Sufri Bolkiah Secondary School and Sayyidina Husain Secondary School. The final of both events will be held on September 27 at the same venue.

Organised by Department of Co-curriculum Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), with the support of Brunei Darussalam Hockey Association, SOAS College are given the honour to host the annual event this year.

“We have won the tournament four times consecutively since 2012 and of course the target is this year is to defend the title, but again we will see how the other schools are doing in this competition,” said SOAS College head coach Azizul Fitri Hj Maidin in an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday.

“In this format of tournament (single-knockout format), anything can happen because you only got only one chance to win or else you will get eliminated.”

“I hope that our players will be able to focus on one game at a time and at least able to reach the final of the tournament and we will see how it goes from there.”

“We have started training since last week but the players have been doing their own fitness exercise individually for this tournament.”

“The past few days I have been focusing on the basic drills such as passing, ball control, dribbling and as well as shooting and defending…we hope to progress further in training in the coming week before the tournament starts in two weeks’ time.”

“We used to have hockey in our curriculum in the past, but this year we have decided to stop the activity for a while because of the unavailability of teachers in charge, but our students still managed to involve in the sport outside the school,” he added.

- Courtesy of The Brunei Times

AFC goalkeeping coaching course concludes

Hj Miramit Hj Damit, Executive Committee member of NFABD (seating, 3rd R), AFC Instructor Haroon Al Bartamani (seating, 3rd L), NFABD Ex-Co and course participants pose for a group photo yesterday. Picture: BT/Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - THE Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Goalkeeping Level 1 Coaching Course came to a close with 12 participants receiving their certificate of participation upon completion yesterday.

Organised for the first time by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD), the event was held at the Multipurpose Hall of the NFABD House along Jalan Pusat Persidangan in Berakas.

The five-day course which ran from September 3 to September 7 managed to attract participation from 11 local coaches and one from Singapore.

Facilitated by AFC Instructor Haroon Al Bartamani from Oman, the introductory course encompassed subjects and topics of basic goalkeeping including training, warming up and goal attempts.

The course also covers footballing situations for goalkeeper such as one-on-one, dealing with deep passes, dealing with crosses and as well as buildup of game performance analysis.

Other topics integrated in the course are sports medicines and preparation of mentality to better equip the participants in their future goalkeeping coaching path.

At the end of the course the 12 participants went through stages of evaluations by the instructor and they also had to sit for practical assessment and examination on the theory that they have learned throughout the course.

Present as the guest of honour to present the certificates to the participants was Hj Miramit Hj Damit, Executive Committee member of NFABD.

Also present at the ceremony were Dayem Hj Ali, the Competitions Director of NFABD, Stephen Ng, NFABD Senior Staff Coach, Ex-Co members and the NFABD staff.

The sultanate’s football governing body, NFABD have been busy in the past months organising a number of important courses to help develop football in the country.

Their latest course prior to this was the FIFA Domestic Youth League Coaching Course held last month.

A total of 30 coaches participated in the five-day course conducted by a FIFA instructor from Uzbekistan, Islam Akhmedov.

The course was aimed at educating local coaches who are involved in the ongoing FIFA-sanctioned NFABD National Under-16 Youth League on the requirements as well as the preparations to coach youth football teams on a competitive level.

- Courtesy of The Brunei Times

Jaspar set for BWF Superseries debut

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Jaspar Yu Woon Chai (R) working with Zuno Kartono Hj Ali during a recent training session at the Multipurpose Hall of the Sports School in Kg Pulaie. Picture: BT/Yee Chun Leong


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - JASPAR Yu Woon Chai is set to make more badminton history as he will make his debut in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries later this month.

He will make an appearance starting from the qualifying stage at the 2016 Korea Open – the eighth leg of the series — from September 27 to October 2 in Seoul.
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Martial arts clubs eye MMA growth

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Busiido Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club purple belt Nobel Lee (front row, 3rd R) and the practitioners pose for a group photo at the Project Mayhem Fighters Club in Seria Plaza on Monday. Picture: Courtesy of Busiido BJJ Club


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - BUSIIDO Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club established collaboration with the Project Mayhem Fighters Club in promoting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the country.

The two top martial arts gyms in the sultanate teamed up with the former relocating its operation from Pusat Insani to Project Mayhem Fighters Club’s gym in Seria Plaza in Belait.
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