More than 500 expected to take part in Sarawak Online Dragon-Lion Dance and Wushu Championship 2022 this June

Gerald (fourth right) receives a token of appreciation from Kueh (fourth left) while others look on.

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KUCHING, March 14: More than 500 athletes from throughout Sarawak are expected to participate in the coming inaugural Sarawak Online Dragon-Lion Dance and Wushu Championship 2022 scheduled to be held on the first week of June.

The championship is organised by Sarawak Dragon-Lion Dance and Wushu Association and supported by Ministry of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneur Development (MYSED), Sarawak Youth and Sports Council and Sarawak Sports Council.

According to a press statement, this was disclosed by the association’s secretary Fredrick Kueh after a courtesy call by association officials on MYSED Deputy Minister Dato Gerald Rentap Jabu today.

During the courtesy call, Gerald was briefed on the association’s status as a sports body registered with the Sarawak Sports Commissioner and its structure and activities mainly since 2012.

Since 2012, the association has run co-curriculum activities in some 100 schools throughout Sarawak in collaboration with Sarawak Youth and Sports Council and Sarawak Education Department.

Currently, some 2,000 school students are participating in the programme mainly in Kuching, Kota Samarahan, Betong, Mukah, Sarikei, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri divisions.

According to the statement, Gerald commended the association for taking a step forward to reboot its activities which had been disrupted and hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic and said he is looking forward to the scheduled event in June.

He said that such an event would be timely to create more opportunities and greater participation for the masses in post-pandemic times.

The association’s delegation comprised Kueh, advisor Chester Lim and other officials namely Chew Meng Teck, Nelson Nguang, Calvin Kong, Calvin Jong, Sim Sze Liang and Sarawak Sports Council official Linda Ling. — DayakDaily