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Under 17s taking part in To Be Number One Summer Sport

Chiang Mai teams advance to Thai National Youth Soccer Cup finals

Four soccer players from Chiang Mai to play for Arsenal

Gear up now for Premier Rally for Children

9th Rincome-Angkhang Season Rally scheduled for month’s end

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

Chiangmai SportRoundup

Under 17s taking part in To Be Number One Summer Sport

Watcharapong Jingkaujai

Chiang Mai Rajabhat University has organized a summer sport competition as part of the To Be Number One Against Drugs program. The sports program is for teenagers not over 17 years old.

Prinya Panthong, deputy governor of Chiang Mai presides over the summer sport opening ceremony.

Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Prinya Panthong presided over the opening ceremony on April 19 at Chiang Mai Rajabhat University’s gymnasium. The program will run through May 1.

Asst. Prof. Ruangdech Wonglah, the president of Chiang Mai Rajabhat University said, “The To Be Number One project organizes sport competitions against drugs for youths every year. Chiang Mai Rajabhat University has realized the importance of sport; therefore is willing to support this competition with an all-out effort and it needs cooperation from all sectors.”

Chiang Mai teams advance to Thai National Youth Soccer Cup finals

Watcharapong Jingkaujai

Chiang Mai’s 12- and 14-year-old youth soccer teams have advanced to the Thai National Youth Soccer Cup finals scheduled for next month in Bangkok.

The youthful teams earned a berth in the finals with their good showing during a soccer tournament that culminated at Rajamangala University of Lanna Technology, Nan Campus in Nan province.

Mini champions – Chiang Mai’s 12-year-olds.

Chiang Mai’s team of 12-year-olds defeated Phrae 6-1 in the semi-finals and will meet Chiang Rai in the finals.

Chiang Mai’s team of 14-year-olds competed in three matches, earning a full 9 points. They defeated Phayao 8-0 in the semi-finals, leading to a finals match with Lampang.

The two teams played very well in each match, and will next compete for the national cup, which PM Thaksin Shinawatra will present to the winners in Bangkok in May. The winners will also receive scholarships.

Four soccer players from Chiang Mai to play for Arsenal

Watcharapong Jingkaujai

Prasardsin Riansiri from the Thai National Football Association told reporters that Christopher Lahui and Robert Protucius, both coaches at Arsenal, have selected four players from Chiang Mai to receive long-term training in Chonburi.

They made their selections during Ya Ya Cup matches on March 31.

The four youths are Kampanat Kan-ussawa, 11, Withit Waima, 12, Natthapat Sonthikun, 12 and Siwakorn Yaiyuang, 12.

The Arsenal coaches will train them in Chonburi, and will not charge them a fee for this training. Their parents, however, need to sign a contract with the football club, and the youths will need to move to Chonburi for their studies.

The club will find an appropriate school for them, and will also pay all expenses while the youths continue to practice football. If they pass the training, the club may consider promoting them for further training directly with Arsenal, and there is always a chance that they could play for Arsenal in future.

This is a good chance for Thai youths who love football and have talent, as Arsenal has committed to the program for the long term.

Residences and a stadium are in the progress of being built in Chonburi.

Gear up now for Premier Rally for Children

Chiang Mai-Lampang rally to raise money for orphans

Watcharapong Jingkaujai

Premier Motor Co. Ltd., agent of Ford, Mitsubishi, Mazda and Suzuki for 30 years, on the occasion of their 31st anniversary will celebrate by organizing a Premier Rally for Children. The event takes place on April 30, and is being held to raise funds for orphans in Baan King Kaew Children’s Home in Chiang Mai.

Paiboon Wongsaowasoop, deputy managing director of Premier Motor Co. Ltd.

Paiboon Wongsaowasoop, deputy managing director of Premier Motor Co. Ltd. said, “The company acknowledges the importance of the family institution, and intends to donate funds towards orphaned children.”

120 cars will be able to participate in the rally. The cost is 1,200 baht per car, which includes three meals. The rally will start in Chiang Mai and proceed down to Lampang for lunch, then return to Chiang Mai.

15 trophies will be presented for several positions. All interested parties are encouraged to register at either of the company’s Chiang Mai or Lampang branches.

9th Rincome-Angkhang Season Rally scheduled for month’s end

April 30 – May 1

The 9th Rincome-Angkhang Season Rally is scheduled for April 30 – May 1. The rally focuses on games and out of the ordinary activities for the whole family along the route. Participants also learn more about Royal Projects.

The objectives are mostly to promote attractive places along the way to Doi Angkhang, to motivate people to take part in family activities with friends, to create awareness of traffic rules and safety and to learn about nature and environmental preservation.

The three gentlemen in the middle are from left: Makoo Techasophon, general manager of Angkhang Nature Resort, Wim Fagel, general manager of Amari Rincome Hotel and Junapong Saranak, TAT Northern Region 1 director, one of the many sponsors of this year’s rally.

The preliminary program is as follows: The flag off from Amari Rincome Hotel will be on Saturday, April 30, at 8 a.m. after a sumptuous breakfast from 6 a.m. onwards. Games and activities on the way will divide the trip, and lunch is organized at ‘Huay Luek Project’, one of the 36 Royal Projects in the northern area.

Estimated arrival time at Angkhang Nature Resort will be at 5 p.m., depending on drivers and navigators and the BBQ evening will be as entertaining as it will be dedicated to a prize presentation by HSH Prince Bhisadej Rajani.

Day 2 includes a visit to the Royal Project gardens and Kobdong School, where hill tribe children are educated.

For people who are not familiar with the area, it is a great way to learn more about Doi Angkhang, situated in Fang District, Chiang Mai province which was set up in 1967 as the Royal Angkhang Agricultural Project under the auspices of His Majesty King Bhumibol.

Angkhang Nature Resort is developed as part of the Royal Angkhang Research Station managed by Amari Hotels and Resorts to serve visitors to Doi Angkhang. The rally was first arranged in 1998 by Amari Rincome Hotel and Angkhang Nature Resort to promote the scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside.

If you are interested in taking part, get in touch with Amari Rincome Resort in Chiang Mai and check Community Happenings on page 18 for telephone numbers.

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai runs on Mondays every 2 weeks. If you need a lift from the Hash House Pub on Moon Muang Road (corner of Soi 2) at 4 pm please Call 09 99 358 27 before 3 pm.

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.

CSH3 is a mixed hash. Runs every Saturday. Pick up from Hash House Pub on Moon Muang Road (corner of Soi 2) at 3.30 pm.

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.

BH3 female hash (Harriettes) runs once a month on the last Sunday of the month. Pickup from Hash House Pub on the corner of Soi 2 at Moon Muang Rd. is at 3.30 p.m. during the winter and 4 p.m. during the summer.

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