On 20th April 2013 at the 4,000 seat Saphan Hin Gymnasium, Phuket Governor – Maitree Intasut presided over opening of the 16th Southern Thailand Taekwondo Championships 2013. The event was organized by Phuket Center for the Sport Authority of Thailand together with The Sport Association of Phuket, Phuket Taekwondo Club and saw entrants from the 10 provinces of southern Thailand.
Mr Wirat Patee – Director of Phuket Sports Authority of Thailand Center, said the 16th Southern Thailand Taekwondo Championships 2013 was being held to promote the sport of taekwondo. Taekwondo is seen as a great way in which children and young people can use their, and a large number of youngsters are now wanting to learn the philosophy and rules of taekwondo, which helps to discipline the mind. It is also another event that has helped to promote the facilities of Phuket.