Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei-Sheffield Society (BruSheff) proudly introduced Brunei Yorkshire Games (BYG) 2012 for the second time at Concord Sports Centre, Sheffield, United Kingdom at the weekend. It was another milestone for the association.
BYG was established in 2011 and initially opened only for Brunei societies in Yorkshire. This year the BYG committee members decided to open the tournament for all Brunei cocieties across the UK. However, this year's tournament only focussed on dodgeball and in the future, BruSheff hoped to increase the varieties of games in BYG.
The event started with the mass recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by BruSheff's religious officer, Mohamad Norul Yazrin bin Hj Yakop, which was followed by a speech by the Chairperson of BYG Committee, Norhariisah binti Hj Sulaiman.
The guest of honour at the event was Cikgu All Hamdani bin Hj Muhamad Diah, the Director of Studies at the Brunei Student Unit in London. Also present to give support to the tournament were the Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to France, the officers from the Student Unit and their families.
In the speech, Cikgu Hj Hamdani mentioned 'Apart from having fun and improving physical as well as mental healthcare at BYG, this event also foster relationships between the officers and Bruneian students in the UK."
The matches began after the launching of the new logo by the guest of honour. Ten male teams and eight female teams comprising Bruneian students in Sheffield, Hull, Leeds, Bradford, Loughborough, Nottingham, York and Newcastle participated in the matches.
BruSheff also expressed their gratitude to His Majesty's Government for sponsoring the event and their families in Brunei for their continuous support.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin