October 13, 2006 18:33 PM
Sports Satellite Centre To Be Set Up In Sarawak
KUCHING, Oct 13 (Bernama) – Sarawak will have the country’s first Sports Satellite Centre, which is being set up by the National Sports Council (NSC) with the cooperation of the state’s sports council, said Minister of Social Development and Urbanisation Datuk Seri William Mawan.
He said such facility was mooted by the NSC aimed at developing young talents in high performance sports at the very early age.
"The setting up of the Sports Satellite Centre in Kuching, which is the first in Malaysia, is an honour and we sense the generosity of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the NSC.
“Sarawak has the potential in several sports like aquatic, athletic, and others,” he told reporters at the launching of “Cari Juara” Programme at his office here Friday.
NSC director Datuk Dr Ramlan Abdul Aziz, who was also present, said the centre would provide sports sciences, mental training strategies, sports education, research and development for the sportsmen and sportswomen particularly in the high performance sports.
“The NSC fully recognised Sarawak’s excellent results in sports. They have the right mind and track. So, now we are decentralising the NSC to develop better and excellent sportsmen,” he said.
Ramlan said a team of sports experts in various fields would be posted to Sarawak to run the centre.