Reward Presentation Ceremony for Sports Incentive Excellence Scheme

The son, brothers and daughters of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, the President of Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah attended the Rewards Presentation Ceremony for Sports Incentive Excellence Scheme, SPKS for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines. 51 people including 36 athletes, 7 coaches, 2 assistant coaches and 6 national sports association representatives received the SPKS rewards. The ceremony took place this afternoon at the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.

Upon arrival, His Majesty's son, brothers and daughters were greeted by Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Shortly after arrival, the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah was led by Awang Haji Nordin bin Haji Duraman, Trained Religious Teacher of Community Development Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.

In his welcoming address, Pengiran Mohammad Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports among other things said that the national contingent's special achievement at the event is of high value not only to the athletes and contingent but also to the country's citizens. Athletes are also urged to continue strive to elevate the country's name by achieving more excellence accomplishments.

His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen received the Reward for Sports Incentive Excellence Scheme in the Polo Division A event. His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah received the Reward of Sports Incentive Excellence Scheme in the Polo Division B event. Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah received the Reward of Sports Incentive Excellence Scheme in the Polo Division A event. Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah received the Reward of Sports Incentive Excellence Scheme in the Netball event.

The recipients of the rewards for Sports Incentive Excellence Scheme comprised of the athletes from Polo, Netball, Wushu, Lawn Bowling, Pencak Silat and Karate events. They won the medals during the 30th Southeast Asian Games on 30th November to 11th December 2019 in the Philippines. The total amount of SPKS reward received for the SEA Games were Seventy Six Thousand and One Hundred dollars.

The government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has provided the Sports Excellence Incentive Scheme to motivate athletes and ensure that they always contribute their commitment to the country by winning medals at regional and international level championships.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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