SANDAKAN, March 19 — Youth and Sports (KBS) Minister Hannah Yeoh will visit Sabah and Sarawak alternately just about every thirty day period to test and keep track of the position of sports activities facilities in both equally states.
She mentioned reliable with the Malaysia Arrangement 1963 (MA63), her ministry (KBS) would like to work closely with Sabah and Sarawak.
“I have presented my determination to pay a visit to Sarawak and Sabah. This implies, in a single yr, I will be in Sabah six moments and Sarawak six times to see for myself the progress of the athletics services,” she explained to reporters when fulfilled at the 2023 Borneo Sevens rugby championship here currently.
Yeoh said between the techniques getting taken by her ministry was to upgrade sporting activities amenities for countrywide teams.
She also explained her ministry had asked for point out governments to pick a stadium in their respective point out to be upgraded and KBS will provide the grant for the planting of grass that is acceptable for intercontinental standard competitions and finally the facility will be managed by the respective state governments.
Yeoh also mentioned that KBS would be introducing matching grants for organising national and global sporting functions, pending the outcome of the proposal becoming debated in Parliament.
The 3-day Borneo Sevens championships which finished right now saw Borneo Eagles from Sandakan arise winners in the men’s category defeating China Dragons from Hong Kong 17-12.
Borneo Eagles were being champions in 2004, 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.
In the women’s class, crew Eagles NZ 7s which was also started in Sandakan have been the champions just after defeating Kazakhstan Rugby 22-10.
Winners in both groups took residence US$5,000 hard cash and trophies, whilst the second-put winners just about every returned household with a hard cash prize of US$2,500 and a trophy, presented by Yeoh.
A whole of 16 teams took aspect in the championships immediately after a lapse of a few many years because of to the Covid-19 pandemic. — Bernama