PREPARATION, PARTICIPATION AND HOSTING SPORTING EVENTS
The year 2012 will be another busy year for the Ministry and its agencies, for that matter the States Sports Association. The states now preparing the training programmes for the Sukan Malaysia or SUKMA will be held in Julai in Pahang.
The BIMP-EAGA Friendship Games will be held in Mindanao, Phillipines which will be participated by Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and Mindanao Palawan of the Phillipines. It will be held in December in Mindanao.
HOSTING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SPORTING EVENTS
Sabah will be hosting National and International events for next year (2012). The events will be organised by the States Sports Association with the cooperation from the Ministry and its agencies. For example, the Under 14 Asian Football Confederation Festival will be held in May - June in Kota Kinabalu for the sixth consecutive year.
Sports for all (Mass Sports) programmes will be organised at Districts, Divisional and States levels such as “Larian Sihat dan Cergas 1Malaysia”, 7K, City Run, Family Run . The concept of sports for all is for the Ministry to promote and encourage the society to be involved and actively participate in sporting activities for healthy life style and for mental health in order to increase productivity and for recreational activities. Besides that sports for all programmes is to inculcate sporting culture among the societies.
Programmes Talent Indentification and high performance sports events will be organised at districts level with the cooperation from the Sabah Sports Board, Sabah States Sports Council, National Sports Institute Sabah branch and Sabah State Sport Bodies for long term sport development programmes.
Programmes such as application of Sport Science, Coaches and Technical Official development will be emphasized and organised with the cooperation from the States and National Sporting Bodies. This is in line with the development of sports into high level and to produce ‘world atheletes’.
Traditional sports and games, motor and x-tream sports competitions will be organiesed by the Ministry with the cooperation from the various Departments, NGO’s and States Sport Associations.