On November 13, 2013, a meeting was held at PPAO regarding a Phuket Student and Community Sports Event 2013. Chairing the meeting and acting on behalf of Chief Executive – Mr. Paiboon Upattising was his advisor Mr. Soratham Jinda. Mr. Soratham was joined by Chief Executive Advisor – Mr. Boonserm Suwannarathpoom, Council Member – Mr. Saroj Angkanapilas, President of Phuket Sports Association, PPAO departmental heads, officials, and committee members from various sectors.
Mr. Soratham said that the said sports event, taking place from December 18-20, 2013 at Surakul Stadium, would be opened on Wednesday 18, at 16.00 hrs, and closed on Friday, December 20, at 16.45 hrs. There would be a parade formed from Ekwanit Road near Darasamuth School (beside Surakul Stadium) at 14.00 hrs, ready to move into the stadium at 14.30 hrs. This meeting was held to ascertain that all operational committees were ready. The various committees were assigned responsibilities such as administration, stadium control and field management, doctors and nurses, safety and traffic, opening and closing ceremonies, parade management, parade contest, cheer team contest, trophy awarding, welcoming, food and beverages, finance, space for sportspeople, technical support, registration, controller sending sportspeople onto the field, and statistics and summary of the events.