Under 17s taking part in
To Be Number One Summer Sport
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.
Panthong, deputy governor of Chiang Mai presides over the summer sport
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
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.
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
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
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
Gear up now for Premier Rally for Children
Chiang Mai-Lampang rally to raise money for orphans
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.
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
15 trophies will be presented for several positions. All interested
parties are encouraged to register at either of the company’s Chiang Mai or
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.
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
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
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
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
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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!