Resolutions of the 1st Brunei Sports Convention and Expo
|HRH The Crown Prince visiting booths at the 1st Brunei Sports Convention and Expo|
So what do our sportsmen need? Here are their wishes:-
The inaugural Brunei Sports Convention and Expo 2012 under the patronage of The Honourable Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Brunei Darussalam held at the International Convention Centre in Berakas on 6 – 8 November 2012, concluded its work by adapting to the following resolutions:
• Recalling that the aim of the Convention is to give special attention and commitment to the development and excellence of sports in Brunei Darussalam,
• Recalling that the aim of the Convention is to inspire and draw attention from the power of sports in Brunei and to promote and encourage equal attraction towards sports from both males and females,
• Welcoming the initiatives undertaken by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, the Department of Youth and Sports, and the respective associations under the Department of Youth and Sports and other government agencies and the private sector to promote public awareness in sports in Brunei Darussalam, knowledge and education on the dynamism and contribution of sports towards the socio-economic development,
Wishing to take advantage of opportunities to highlight and engineer sports excellence in Brunei Darussalam over the next five to ten years, in particular towards achieving success in major sporting events specifically the Southeast Asian Games in 2019.
Participants, delegates and the panel of experts SUPPORTED and WELCOMED the following resolutions:
1. CONGRATULATE the Sports Convention and Expo 2012 Organizing Committee from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, for a successful convention and expo which demonstrated the benefits of working collaboratively in a positive way, especially in strengthening the network committed towards advancing sports excellence.
2. URGE the relevant stakeholders to be more Athlete Centered, Coach Driven and Knowledge Based.
3. REQUEST that the Government implement, reinforce and coordinate policies in high performance programmes with collaborative efforts between relevant ministries and agencies.
4. CALL for good governance, leadership culture and responsibility through the use of integrated approaches with stakeholders of the sports policy that will result in effective and efficient decisions.
5. REQUEST that the national sports associations set their goals and put forward achievable targets aiming for medal prospects in a good time frame leading to the hosting of the Southeast Asian Games in 2019.
6. RECOGNIZE the importance of sports and proactively engaging the nation as a catalyst for peace and unity, holistic wellness and socio-economic development.
7. CULTIVATE a legacy driven sports culture which inspires, motivates and shares skills and opportunities that will continuously allow individuals to grow.
8. ENCOURAGE the Government to include mandatory physical education in school curricula, develop training and improve the status of physical education teachers and sports educators.
9. PRIORITISE high performance sports and long term athlete development programmes with the aim of achieving top regional medalists and gradually to international medalists.
10. IDENTIFY AND FOCUS core sports that can acquire high contribution of medal.
11. UTILIZE current talent identification programmes in order to generate greater quality athletes who are passionate, committed, willing to learn, confident, determined and resilient for the high performance pool.
12. CULMINATE a diverse human resource pool that comprises of coaches, professional athletes supports services, efficient administrative teams, sponsoring parties and reputable media.
13. CALL for coaches who advocate long term development through specific training methods and the use of sports science to fully develop athletes’ potential and competitive edge in becoming top regional medalists and gradually to international medalists.
14. UTILIZE professional coaching knowledge and skills for optimum and sustainable success that can contribute towards building a qualified pool of coaches in Brunei.
15. EMPHASIZE continuous coaching enhancement programmes locally and internationally.
16. EMPHASIZE the necessity of applied sports sciences, including but not limited to, sports nutrition, sports biomechanics, sports psychology, sports physiology and sports medicine.
17. ADVOCATE the importance of sports science knowledge and prevention of doping towards target groups such as athletes, coaches, sports administrators, general practitioners, educators and students.
18. CALL for collaborative efforts between relevant ministries and departments that will contribute towards athletes’ welfare including, but not limited to, education and career development, incentives, personal development and patriotism through team building.
19. ENCOURAGE parents to be more aware and supportive of the sports cycle to ensure athletes’ sustainability and success.
20. DEMONSTRATE and MOTIVATE parents in acknowledging how balance between academics and sports will contribute towards a well rounded athlete through collaborative efforts with academics institutes by providing flexibility in their curricular in line with their training programmes.
21. REQUEST to be equipped with state of the art sporting facilities and infrastructure frame leading to the hosting of the Southeast Asian Games in 2019.
22. URGE investments in the building and upgrading of facilities and infrastructure that will boost high performance in sports, contribute towards tourism and integrate sports and physical activities across a spectrum of sectors such as health, education and economic development.
23. EMPHASIZE that all future sports facilities with strategic locations which are safe, accessible and eco-friendly to holistically serve athletes and the community.
24. STRONGLY request for the establishment an institute of sports in Brunei to facilitate all the implementation of the resolutions derived, for a better understanding of the essential facets that will contribute to athletes being able to reach beyond regional levels.
25. REQUEST for integral funding considerations from the government and private sectors as partners (Public Private Partnerships, PPP) to achieve aims of developing and enhancing all sectors in the sports industry which in turn will contribute to the national aspirations in sports.
26. ENCOURAGE frequent dialogue sessions, networking, forums, workshops, conferences and conventions as a continuity to improve sports in Brunei.
27. CALL UPON all participants of this convention to collaborate with relevant parties on decision making processes, implementation and further acquisition of knowledge, that will contribute towards a greater sphere of influence for the future of sports in Brunei.
23 Zulhijjah 1433, 8 November 2012
International Convention Centre, Berakas