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Students enjoy varied sports fest

Chiang Mai municipal stadium to get facelift

Thai team to meet Russians in warm-up match

Chiang Mai hoping to host SEA Games

FIFA back in town in run-up to women’s World Cup

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

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Students enjoy varied sports fest

Autsadaporn Kamthai

The regional sports event for students in education areas 1-5 in the northern region was held from September 6-10 at the Chiang Mai Municipality Stadium. It was organized and supported by Chiang Mai province and the local Tourism, Sport and Recreation Center.

Takraw (a Thai traditional ball game) between the girls teams from Hang Dong Rathratch Uppatham School (in red) and Chiang Dao School (in blue).

The principal objectives were to promote the value of sports among Thai youth to keep them away from drugs as well as promote harmony and health among the students.

Takraw match between male students from Hang Dong Rathratch Uppatham School (in purple) and Chai Prakarn School (in blue).

The sports fest comprised 13 disciplines: football, basketball, volleyball, Sepak Takraw, table tennis, petanque, badminton, swimming, tennis, tae kwon do, boxing, golf and judo. Participants were divided into four age groups: under 10, under 14, under 16 and under 18.

The petanque competition.

The opening ceremony on September 6 was presided over by Chiang Mai Provincial Administrative Organization’s president, “Chao Nui” Tawatwong Na Chiangmai.


Chiang Mai municipal stadium to get facelift

Staff reporters

The Office of Sports Development and Recreation, Chiang Mai has approved the budget to assist the Chiang Mai Provincial Physical Education College to build more sports fields for its students and the public at the Chiang Mai Municipality Stadium.

Thinakorn Namboonjit, director of the office which falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, said it had allocated 27 million baht for the stadium. The office will be the caretaker of the stadium, which will be another public facility for sports and recreation. Mayor Boonlert Buranupakorn also gave the green light for the development and improvement project.

The House Committee for Budgeting approved the budget which will be spent in the next fiscal year, effective from October 1. The money will be spent on improving the football fields, fencing and installing lights.


Thai team to meet Russians in warm-up match

Editorial staff

The women’s football Under-19 league is hotting up with the women’s football team from Russia coming to Chiang Mai for a warm-up match with the Thai national team. This will take place before the FIFA Women’s World Cup that will be held from November 10-27 at the 700 Year Anniversary Sports Complex, in Chiang Mai, for the first and second rounds.

The Russians meet the Thais, led by team captain Naruemol Siriwat, on October 30, according to Dr Santi Pongphandecha, adviser to Dr Vijit Ketkaew, president of the Thailand Football Association.

Teams in the first round are Brazil, China, Africa and Russia. Thailand will be playing against the Australian women’s team in Chiang Mai as well.


Chiang Mai hoping to host SEA Games

No decisions till October

Nopniwat Krailerg

Chiang Mai claims to be one of the provinces most ready and able to host the 2007 Southeast Asia (SEA) Games.

After Thailand was selected as the host country, the Sport Authority of Thailand has considered ten provinces (two from each region) as possible local venues. The two northern provinces of Chiang Mai and Phitsanulok are considered to be ready.

Tassanee Srisawai from the Chiang Mai branch of the Sport Authority of Thailand said officials have examined all the sport fields and gymnasiums in Chiang Mai and sent a report to head office. However, it cannot be concluded that Chiang Mai will definitely be chosen. The official announcement will be made in October.


FIFA back in town in run-up to women’s World Cup

Staff reporters

FIFA representatives were in Chiang Mai again last week to test the ID card system to be used by football players and officials during the forthcoming Under 19s Women’s Football World Cup. During the tournament, all officials and footballers must have ID cards.

FIFA staff brought in hi-tech equipment to inspect the ID cards. Ten students from the Chiang Mai University Engineering Faculty were present to help in testing the system.

Associate Professor Manoon Suteekha, secretary of the working committee for the football field management said this is in preparation for the Under 19s Women’s Football World Cup.

The Thailand Football Association will be using the football field at the 700 Year Anniversary Sports Complex as the venue for the first round of competition, for Group 2, and for the second round November 10-27.


Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai is picked up from the Fish & Chip Shop, Ratchawitti Road (opp. Irish Pub) at 16.00 once every 2 weeks. Pick up can be arranged from Fish and Chips shop as well.

CSH3 is a mixed Saturday hash which is picked up from the H3 Pub on Moon Mueng Road every Saturday at 15.30. Pick up can be arranged from Fish and Chips shop as well.

CUM H3 is a male run. Pick-up every Tuesday at 4 pm from Fish ‘n Chip Shop, Ratchawitti Road (opposite Irish Pub). A fun run for males. No committee.

BH3 is a female hash (Harriettes) that runs once a month on the last Sunday of the month.

Chiang Mai’s Happy H3 is a new club with a mixture of traditional values and progressive thinking. Very democratic, good runs and “on on’s” guaranteed. On on on at Clubroom. Pick-up from Fish ‘n Chip Shop, Ratchawitti Road, 4 p.m. every Saturday.

All information either from Fish and Chips, H3 or “ONON” Pub. Or look at the websites at: http://www.thai-american.com/hhh/

It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!


Chiang Mai Pool League