Students enjoy varied sports fest
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.
(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.
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 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
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
Thai team to meet Russians
in warm-up match
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
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
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