Thursday, 16 May 2013

SABAH’S SPORTS AWARDS EVENING






PRESENTING .....Shell Malaysia Senior Manager for Government Relations Datin Lucy Irene Yong presenting a mock cheque worth RM 30,000 to Youth And Sports Minister Datuk Haji Tawfiq Abu Bakar Tintingan for the 25th Sabah Sport Award Ceremony recently.

By : M. IZHAM B. HASHIM

THE 25th Sabah Sport Awards, the premier honours event in the sporting calendar, is set to take place this Friday at the Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort.

Formed jointly by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Sabah Shell Petroleum Company and Sabah Sport Council (SSC), the landmark occasion will be held to recognise the achievements of Sabah’s sportsmen and women for the year 2011 and 2012.

"The Sabah Sport Awards are the highest state-level honours accorded to best-performing athletes, coaches, officials and associations for their contribution and achievements to sports at both national and international levels," said newly appointed Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Haji Tawfiq Abu Bakar Tintingan yesterday.

Head of State, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin has been named the guest of honour to grace the prestigious event, he added.

According to Tawfiq, as in previous ceremonies, the highly anticipated event will bestow special honours to professional athletes and sport officials in 14 categories, with the presentation of the state sportsman and sportswoman award being the main feature for the night.

Among the award categories include the Most Promising Sportsman and Sportswoman, Leadership in Sports, Sports Laureate; Best-performing Men and Women Teams, Awards for Men and Women Paralympic Athletes; Best Sports Association, Best Coach and Special Sport Awards.

In addition, awards for best sports journalists for English, Malay,Chinese language and electronic media will also be included.

"The selection committee, headed by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Datuk Suzannah Liaw has prepared the full list of nominees and winners of the Sabah Sport Awards, which will only be revealed on May 17," Tawiq said

Formerly an annual event, Tawfiq said the state-level sports awards will take place once every two years to ensure athletes are rewarded with incentives to improve their performance and motivation towards excellence

"Previously, when the awards ceremony was held on a yearly basis, it was difficult to accurately measure the achievements of athletes because of the short time frame and lack of competitive events which may not reflect their true performance in their respective fields," he said

Based on this observation, Tawfiq said the ministry has agreed that two years would be sufficient to provide a better evaluation of the performance of athletes as major sporting events such as the SEA Games, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games are held between two and four years.

"Successful athletes will be rewarded with annual cash incentives to motivate them to improve their performance," he told reporters during the press conference.

In his speech, Tawfiq commended Sabah Shell for their longstanding support of the Sabah Sports Award, and their role in assisting the development of sports in the state.

Shell Malaysia Senior Manager for Government Relations Datin Lucy Irene Yong presented a mock cheque worth RM 30,000 for the award ceremony this Friday.

Among officials present during the press conference include Assistant Minister Masiung Banah, Sport Ministry Deputy Permanent Secretary Penyuki Matta; SSC Director Abdul Rahman Laman as well as Sabah Sports Board Acting General Manager Terrance Pudin. (Insight Sabah)

14 comments:

  1. Kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN) komited memberi keutamaan dan kepentingan kepada pembangunan belia dan sukan yang jelas terbukti menerusi peruntukan keseluruhan sejumlah RM87.94 juta sejak 2007.

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  2. Menteri Belia dan Sukan Sabah Datuk Peter Pang berkata ini termasuk menaik taraf kompleks sukan sedia ada dan membina kompleks sukan mengikut keperluan masyarakat setempat di seluruh negeri.

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  3. "Kementerian saya telah diberi peruntukan pembangunan projek sukan sebanyak RM13.2 juta pada 2007. Jumlah itu terus meningkat setiap tahun iaitu pada 2011 diperuntukkan RM18.4 juta, 2012 sebanyak RM24.2 juta dan pada 2013 sebanyak RM29.6 juta," katanya.

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    1. Persukanan Negera harus dipertingkatkan lagi.

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  4. Beliau berkata kementeriannya telah menyiapkan Kompleks Sukan Sipitang, Kompleks Sukan Beaufort dan Kompleks Sukan Ranau pada tahun 2010 hingga 2011 selain memulakan pembangunan Kompleks Sukan Lahad Datu bernilai RM15 juta pada tahun lepas.

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    1. Kerajaan akan memberi pertuntukan yang berpatutan untukmeningkatkan lagi prestasi dan kualiti sukan negara.

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  5. Pembinaan Kompleks Sukan Tamparulli/Tuaran bernilai RM5 juta akan turut dimulakan dan dijangka siap pada 2015, katanya.

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    1. Projek tersebut harus dipantau.

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  6. Di samping itu, kata Pang, kemudahan sukan di seluruh Sabah termasuk Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu dan Kompleks Sukan Penampang akan dinaik taraf bagi penganjuran Sukan SAGA atau 'Sabah Games' dari 2 hingga 7 Jun ini.

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  7. Katanya sehingga kini terdapat 12 kompleks sukan di negeri ini dan akan mempunyai 15 kompleks sukan dalam Rancangan Malaysia Kesepuluh apabila dua kompleks sukan dibina dan kompleks sukan di Kudat diambil alih oleh Lembaga Sukan Sabah.

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  8. Kementerian juga akan membina Arena Belia Kunak dan Sindumin yang dijangka siap pada 2014 dan beliau mengajak masyarakat setempat menggunakan kemudahan itu untuk meningkatkan gerakan budaya sukan massa serta gaya hidup sihat.

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    1. Semoga sukan negara mencapai pencapaian yang gemilang di tahap antarabangsa.

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  9. majulah sukan untuk negara

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  10. Jika stadium atau kelengkapan stadium tidak digunakan dengan wajarnya, ini adalah pembaziran.

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