We’re getting closer and closer to the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur later this month. Athletes, coaches, fans and spectators alike are anxiously anticipating as we inch closer to the biennial games.
This time around, there will be athletes from quite a wide range of age group who will representing Malaysia in the games, including student athletes.
To reward these young athletes for their commitment, dedication and effort, the Ministry of Education has promised special incentives to the students
and five teacher-athletes who win medals at KL2017.
In a report by Bernama
, Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said that the Sports Division is currently still discussing the method and means of handing out these rewards.
The Ministry is very proud of the athletes and hopes that they will live up to the challenge with discipline, fighting spirit and sportsmanship.
“We hope the national contingent, especially athletes who are under the ministry can improve our position based on the target.
“I believe the athletes will do their best to win KL2017, and we will produce student and teacher athletes with potential on the international stage," he said.
There will be a total of 134 student athletes competing at the SEA Games from 19 to 30 August, of which 67 are from Sekolah Sukan Malaysia, 47 from day schools, 16 from private schools, three from vocational colleges, and one from Maktab Rendah Sains Mara.
Among the participating student athletes and teaching representatives are women's national badminton player Goh Jin Wei, hammer throw athlete Grace Wong, sprinters Khairil Hafiz Jantan and Badrul Hisyam Abdul Manap, hockey team captain Sukri Mutalib, netball player Puah Pei San, and cricket player Ahmad Faiz Noor.
The nation is very proud and grateful for all the student and teacher-athletes' dedication in sports and commitment to bringing glory to Malaysia. No matter what the result be will, they have certainly earned our respect.
Go Team Malaysia!