Mahakam Kila Games to kick off in Phuket

Mahakam Kila Games to kick off in Phuket

Mahakam Kila Games to kick off in PhuketA press conference was held by PPAO Chief Executive – Paiboon Upattising at the Phuket Pearl Hotel to announce the commencement of a grand sports event for students, pupils and the public entitled the Mahakam Kila Games. The Chief Executive was accompanied by Council Member – Saroj Angkanapilas, who is also President of the Phuket Sports Association, Director of Thailand Sports Center Phuket – Wirat Pathi, Director of Phuket Tourism and Sports – Santi Pawai, Deputy Director of Phuket Regional Primary Education Office – Anurak Rungrueng.

The Mahakam Kila Games 2014 which takes place between August 16th – 22nd will see students, pupils and any youths not attached to educational educations aged under 18 compete. The official opening takes place today, 16th August, at Sapanhin Gym at 2pm. Sports competed are football, futsal, volleyball, beach volleyball, sepak takraw, beach takraw, basketball, table tennis, bandminton, swimming, lawn tennis, petanque, Thai boxing, international boxing, woodball, bridge, karate do, Mak Lom, tekwando, jujitsu, snookers. Tournaments are divided into groups of 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 years old and are open to both sexes.

The event has received 5,700,000 baht of financial assistance from various organizations including PPAO (2,000,000 baht), Tourism and Sports Office (3,500,000 baht), and Thailand Sports Office (200,000 baht). Mr Paiboon believes that this sports event will once again highlight athletic achievements of the local youths, who he said should be proud to receive support by all authorities concerned under the leadership of Governor Maitri Inthusut. He urged athletes to do their best during the matches to “bring fame to Phuket.”

Details and Schedule:
• Football – 16–22 Aug, Tesaban Ban Kathu School
• Futsal – 16-22 Aug, Tesaban Ban Kathu School and Kathu Wittaya,
• Volleyball and Beach Volleyball – 16-22 Aug, Tesaban Ban Samkong School
• Sepak and Takraw – 13-16 Aug, Pibon Sawasdee
• Basketball – 5-15 Aug, PPAO Ban Talard Neua School
• Table Tennis – 15-17 Aug, Satree Phuket School
• Badminton – 16-17 Aug, Phuket Municipality Badminton Gym
• Swimming, 16 Aug, PPAO swimming pool,
• Lawn Tennis – 16-17 Aug, PPAO tennis court
• Petanque – 12-15 Aug, Sapan Hin patanque field
• Thai and international Boxing -18-22 Aug, Sapan Hin
• Woodball – 17 Aug, Sapan Hin
• Bridge – 16-17 Aug, Phuket Municipality Youth Sports Center
• Karate Do – 14 Aug, Sapan Hin Gym
• Mak Lom – 16-17 Aug, Chalerm Phrakiat School
• Tekwando – 19-20 Aug, Sapan Hin Gym,
• Jujitsu – 21 Aug, Sapan Hin Gym
• Snooker – 16-22 Aug, TA Snooker Club Phuket

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