Abdul Karim: High tech sports hub for 10-pin bowling aimed at boosting performance of State’s athletes

Karim (centre) holding the plaque after its signing during the launching ceremony of the Sports Hub while Assistant Sports Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan (second left), permanent secretary to Ministry of Youth and Sports Nancy Jolhi (left), SSC CEO Dr Ong Kong Swee (right) and ABAS president Sunny Si Poh Heng (second right) look on.

KUCHING, Sept 17: A sports hub catering to 10-pin bowling by the Amateur 10-Pin Bowling Association Sarawak (ABAS) and Sarawak Sports Corporation (SSC) will help to further improve the performance of local athletes and attract international participants.

Ministry of Youth and Sports Sarawak Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the high tech sports hub is indeed a wonderful programme because it will support the development of 10-pin bowling in Sarawak and the collaboration between ABAS and SSC will boost the standard of the game to a higher level.

It is currently being planned to be implemented at the Megalanes Sarawak bowling centre located within E-Mart Batu Kawa.

“By having the latest training equipment and regular software upgrades at Megalanes, such facilities will attract international participants not only for competitions but also their elite athletes and youth teams for training and coaching programmes in Sarawak,” he said.

Karim noted that apart from giving a boost to the quality of sports development in Sarawak, this programme will also cultivate a high performance eco-system for the athletes.

From left: Snowdan, Karim, and Nancy, being briefed by ABAS president Sunny Si Poh Heng (centre) about the latest training equipment that is being used in the Sports Hub to monitor and record the athlete’s progress.

According to him, the sports hub is aimed to position Sarawak as a sports powerhouse with world class services backed by good facilities, holistic training and coaching programmes through the collaborative efforts of SSC and ABAS.

“In this respect, he said, the initiative in setting up a Sports Hub for 10-pin bowling by ABAS and SSC is timely and is much welcomed.

“It has always been our vision for Sarawak to become the sports powerhouse in the country and this can be achieved with the solid support from all local sports associations.

“Together we can achieve such a vision and many sports associations such as ABAS had already paved the way for our local athletes to reach the pinnacle of their sporting careers,” he added. – DayakDaily