Thanyapura Launches Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic 2017

PHUKET, THAILAND – A new mountain bike race through Khao Phra Thaeo National Park highlighting ecological tourist destinations comes to the island on 3 September 2017, following the highly-popular King of the Mountain Trail Run on the same day. The Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic features a new route through Northern Phuket’s 23 sq km rainforest. Bikers can test their endurance in four distances: the 4-km fun race, the 9-km, the 18-km (two loops of 9-km laps) or the 27 km (three loops of 9-km laps).

Khao Phra Thaeo National Park has attained royal status, making it more protected than other Thai national parks. The wildlife and forest reserve is a conservation space for Phuket’s wild animals and vegetation. Bikers will pass through roads surrounded by towering evergreen trees and rugged terrains.

Thanyapura Launches Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic 2017

Thanyapura Launches Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic 2017

David Escolar Ballesteros, pro mountain biker and Thanyapura’s Swimming and Triathlon Coach, said, “The course is designed to include a little bit of everything – flat sections, uphill climbs, downhill descents, normal roads, and technical sections. I recommend beginners start with the 9-km while the intermediate and advanced cyclists can race either the 18-km or the 27-km. The course is challenging for everyone.”

The mountain bike competition begins at Gate 3, in front of Thanyapura at 11:00 am with the Fun Race, followed by the other distances. The first male and female overall winners will receive a THB 3,000 cash prize and trophies. The top three finishers in the 9-km, 18-km and 27-km categories are awarded trophies. The minimum age to participate is 10-14 years for the 4-km fun race, 15+ for the 9-km and 18+ for other distances.

The race is limited to 100 participants. The registration fee is as follows: THB 450 for the 4-km fun race, THB 450 THB for 9-km, THB 550 THB for 18-km and THB 650 for 27-km (with 100 THB discounts for registrations before 1 August 2017). Participants who sign up for both King of the Mountain Trail Run and the Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic receive a THB 100 discount. To sign up, please register at thanyapura.com/events, visit Club Services at Thanyapura by 27 August 2017 or on the race day (subject to availability).

Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic is sponsored by Live 89.5, Khao Phuket, The Phuket News, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Sports Authority of Thailand.

Thanyapura Launches Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic 2017

 

Golf Legend Gary Player Meets Local Junior Golf Enthusiasts at Laguna Golf Phuket

Recently (on Thursday 6 July), Laguna Golf Phuket welcomed nine-time major winner and golf legend Gary Player, as he took time during a personal trip to experience the world-class facilities at Laguna Phuket – Asia’s first integrated destination resort. During his visit, Mr Player enjoyed lunch at Banyan Café overlooking the tranquil 18th green and played 9 holes around the award-winning Laguna Golf Phuket. He hosted a golf clinic for more than 20 young golfers at Laguna Golf Academy Phuket, Southeast Asia’s first PGA-branded academy. The juniors were excited to meet and practise the golfing tips following Mr Player’s keen instructions.

Golf Legend Gary Player Meets Local Junior Golf Enthusiasts at Laguna Golf Phuket
Gary Player sharing his golfing tips with the keen junior golf enthusiasts at Laguna Golf Academy Phuket.

Mr Paul Wilson, Laguna Golf Assistant Vice President / Group Golf Director enthused, “Laguna Golf, part of the Banyan Tree Group, is honoured to welcome Mr Gary Player to Laguna Golf Phuket. With Mr Player’s personal achievements and unbelievable passion, our young golfers have been very fortunate to spend over 90-minute of learning from him. A testament to the Group’s ethos of Empowering People through developing aspiring junior golfers, we sincerely appreciate Mr Player’s making time to visit us and coach the young golfers of Phuket amidst his busy schedule.”

Gary Player is regarded as the most successful global golfer of all time, having world 165 professional events, designed over 300 golf courses and raised over $62million for his charity foundation to-date.

Recently named “Best Golf Resort International – Asia” by 2017 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award, Laguna Golf Phuket is seeing an increasing number of PGA / LPGA players, top amateurs as well as celebrities enjoying the facility due to its strategic course design, world-class playing surfaces, PGA-branded golf academy with premium practice facilities and Asian-inspired hospitality, situated in Asia’s most dynamic integrated resort setting.

For more information, visit www.lagunagolf.com/phuket or contact +66 (0) 7632 4350 / golf@lagunaphuket.com.

Tri-Alliance’s 10-Day: Triathlon Training Camp at Thanyapura Phuket

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Date: 28 July – 6 August 2017
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Tri-Alliance's 10-Day: Triathlon Training Camp at Thanyapura Phuket

Tri-Alliance's 10-Day: Triathlon Training Camp at Thanyapura Phuket

Tri-Alliance's 10-Day: Triathlon Training Camp at Thanyapura Phuket

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Thanyapura Hosts the 3rd King of the Mountain Trail Run

PHUKET, THAILAND – Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort is organising Phuket’s most successful and long-running trail run on 3 September 2017. The course runs through the adventurous and majestic Khao Phra Thaeo National Park with three distances for beginners and experienced runners: the 4-km fun run, the 8-km and the challenging 15-km trail run along steep and hilly terrain. The lush jungle route provides an excellent backdrop to observe pure nature and beautiful waterfalls while runners test their endurance on rough paths and high climbs up the grand mountain.

Khao Phra Thaeo is a national park in Northern Phuket, known for its evergreen forest. Roughly 23 square kilometres in size, it was awarded royal status from His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The mountain’s highest point stands at 442 meters.

Thanyapura Hosts the 3rd King of the Mountain Trail Run

Thanyapura Hosts the 3rd King of the Mountain Trail Run

The first edition of the trail started in 2015 with 200 participants and continued to grow to over 600 runners in its second year, with the debut of the 15-km course. The trail run has cemented its reputation as one of the most popular events for experienced and amateur runners from all over the world.

The race starts at Thanyapura’s Gate 3, in front of the hotel at 7:00 am. The runners begin their run along the road flanked by gorgeous trees for the first two kilometres before traversing through Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, where they come across Tonsai Waterfall.

The first place male and female finishers of the 15-km receive THB 5,000 each, a trophy and medal for their achievements. The top three male and female finishers of each distance are awarded trophies while all race finishers walk away with a medal.

The registration fees are: THB 450 for the 4-km, THB 550 for the 8-km and THB 650 for the 15-km. Registrations are currently open and end on 27 August 2017. To sign up online, please visit thanyapura.com/events. Runners can also register via Club Services at Thanyapura. Participants who sign up for both King of the Mountain Trail Run and the Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic receive a THB 100 discount.

On the same day, the inaugural Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic follows the trail run at 11:00 am, a brand-new mountain bike competition through Khao Phra Thaeo National Park.

King of the Mountain Trail Run is sponsored by Live 89.5, Khao Phuket, The Phuket News, Sea Horse Drinking Water, Bangkok Hospital Phuket, Vatemon, Indigo Design, Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Sports Authority of Thailand.

2018 Laguna Phuket Marathon’s Date Announced

With paramount success of 2017 Laguna Phuket Marathon (LPM) which took place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June 2017, the 2018 edition of this internationally-recognised and Southeast Asia’s leading destination marathon race has been officially announced to once again take place at Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket.

Honeymooners won Marathon Male and Female crowns

International runners dominate Marathon; Thai runners dominate Half Marathon at 2017 Laguna Phuket Marathon Honeymooners Nakajima Hiroki and Inoue Tomomi won Marathon Male and Female crowns

PHUKET, Thailand – More than 4,000 runners lined-up this morning to run the Marathon and Half Marathon distances at the 12th Laguna Phuket Marathon. With a record turnout of almost 7,000 runners over the two day event, the Marathon and Half Marathon have proved the most popular and with more than 1,600 in the Marathon distance alone, it’s the largest field of Marathon runners ever at the Laguna Phuket Marathon.

Flagged off at 04:00, Marathon runners enjoyed the beautiful course and quiet lanes in the North of Phuket, the rolling hills, Sirinat National Park and running along Bang Tao beachfront and finally running through the grounds of Laguna Phuket to finish at Laguna Grove.

In the lead group early on was Thai ultra-distance specialist Sanya Khanchai who, after a seventh place finish in the 10.5km yesterday stepped up to his favoured Marathon distance today, but it was Japanese runner Nakajima Hiroki who stole an early lead and at the 10.5km split was more than 12 minutes ahead of the second placer.

Nakajima went on to extend his lead further and finish in a time of 02:34:57.6, beating last year’s winning time by almost three minutes, and more than 30 minutes ahead of second place finisher David Escolar Ballesteros (ESP). Cheng-Ya Sha (TWN) finished third. After a slow start Spanish athlete Zigor Iturrieta finished hard in fourth, just 50 seconds off the podium.

In the female race the early leader was Sabine Egger-Weickhardt (AUS) but as the temperatures soared Japanese long-distance specialist Inoue Tomomi reigned her in and was the runaway winner in a time of 03:10:34.6. Ana Ferreira (PRT), a full 20 minutes back, finished second ahead of Martyna Jakobczyk (POL) who finished in a time of 03:38:19.6

In the Half Marathon, yesterday’s 5km winner Rattakarn Lamanee (and last year’s 10.5km winner) stepped up and was amongst the early leaders but it was fellow Thai runner Danchai Pumkong who lead to the half way point and went on to extend his lead and run out the win in a time of 01:19:37.6. Danchai also finished second in yesterday’s 10.5km and won the Marathon at Laguna Phuket Marathon in 2012.

Picking up his pace in the second half of the race, Rattakarn came through for second ahead of Thirapong Yongthio (who finished second behind Rattakarn in yesterday’s 5km), making it a Thai 1, 2, 3.

Elsewhere in the Half Marathon race, Paralympic marathon champion and world-record holder, Mr Eitan Hermon from Israel placed sixth in the highly competitive 40-49 age group, and finished 13 overall.

In the female field, Phuket-based triathlete Elle Brookes from Australia did the early running but Sukanya Srisawad (THA) and Patteera Ruengjai (THA) kept her in their sights. However, Sukanya fell off the pace later in the race and fellow Thai Benjamas Phujit came through to take third in a time of 01:45:53:2, just nine seconds ahead of British athlete Annie Pedroni.

Celebrating a sixth consecutive participant record, close to 7,000 runners took part in the 12th Laguna Phuket Marathon which is sanctioned by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, and is organised by leading sports management company Go Adventure Asia with professional timing and results by Sportstats Asia, ensuring the highest of international standards.

Nakajima Hiroki (JPN)

Top three overall results in all distances:
Marathon (Male)
Nakajima Hiroki (JPN), 02:34:57.6.
David Escolar Ballesteros (ESP), 03:05:16.6
Cheng-Ya Sha (TWN), 03:09:03.5

Inoue Tomomi (JPN)

Marathon (Female)
Inoue Tomomi (JPN), 03:10:34.6
Ana Ferreira (PRT), 03:31:06.0
Martyna Jakobczyk (POL), 03:38:19.6

Danchai Pumkong (THA)

Half Marathon (Male)
Danchai Pumkong (THA), 01:19:37.6
Rattakarn Lamanee (THA), 01:23:51.7
Thirapong Yongthio (THA), 01:24:24.4

Elle Brookes (AUS)

Half Marathon (Female)
Elle Brookes (AUS), 01:38:38.4
Patteera Ruengjai (THA), 01:45:04.2
Benjamas Phujit (THA), 01:45:53.2

Marcus Ong (SIN)

10.5km (Male)
Marcus Ong (SIN), 00:36:24.4
Danchai Pankong (THA), 00:37:59.0
Mark Honsa (PHI), 00:38:32.2

10.5km (Female)
Immogen Simmonds (GBR), 00:39:41.1
Ling Er Choo (SIN), 00:43:56.8
Claire Adorna (PHL), 00:47:52.1

5km (Male)
Rattakarn Lamanee (THA), 00:17:38.0
Thirapong Yongthio (THA), 00:18:44.3
Samuel Canavan (AUS), 00:19:28.7

Hayley Newman (AUS)

5km (Female)
Hayley Newman (AUS), 00:20:26.6
Thirajit Boonsaen (THA), 00:23:39.1
Justina Zeng (SIN), 00:23:47.9

For more information, visit www.phuketmarathon.com or www.facebook.com/phuketmarathon.

Shining Success at Inaugural Singha Phuket Open Hosted by Laguna Golf Phuket

The inaugural Singha Phuket Open, Phuket’s first professional golf tournament co-sanctioned by Asian Development Tour (ADT) and All Thailand Golf Tour (ATGT), climaxed on Sunday 28 May 2017 at Laguna Golf Phuket.

The event, sponsored by Singha Corporation and organised by Sports Management Group (SMG), saw over 300 top male and female international professional players. Vying for over 2 million Baht prize fund, players competed at the award-winning Laguna Golf Phuket course and were welcomed by enthusiastic spectators from around Phuket.

Shining Success at Inaugural Singha Phuket Open Hosted by Laguna Golf Phuket
Chanachok Dejpiratanamongkol awarded Men’s Professional Champion by Singha Corporation Sports Promotion Manager Mr Suang Chantra-Urai (left) and Laguna Golf Phuket AVP/Group Golf Director Mr Paul Wilson (right).
Shining Success at Inaugural Singha Phuket Open Hosted by Laguna Golf Phuket
“Tap” Chanachok Dejpiratanamongkol

23-year-old Thai talent “Tap” Chanachok Dejpiratanamongkol was crowned the Men’s Professional Champion (-27), bagging 300,000 Baht first prize and his second professional win this year. “Thanks to Singha Corporation for supporting the All Thailand Golf Tour. Also thanks to the host Laguna Golf Phuket, despite the rain falling every day, I was very impressed with the conditions of the golf course and the great facilities this week,” said Chanachok.

Shining Success at Inaugural Singha Phuket Open Hosted by Laguna Golf Phuket
Laguna Golf Phuket member “First” receiving the trophy and stay & play voucher from Mr Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket
Shining Success at Inaugural Singha Phuket Open Hosted by Laguna Golf Phuket
“First” Kittiphong Phaichuncharoensu

Laguna Golf Phuket member – 16-year-old “First” Kittiphong Phaichuncharoensu was honoured as the Amateur Champion (-6) and received an invitation to play Queens Cup on the Asian Tour in two weeks’ time.

Another young Laguna Golf Phuket member “Golf” Pawat Prachoomsrisakul produced the “shot of the tournament” with a fabulous Hole-In-One during his third round on Saturday.

The event also witnessed a magnificent final round 59 (-11) by Sutijet Kooratanapisan on Sunday, enabling him to climb the leaderboard and finish in 3rd place.
All Tournament Champions received an exclusive “Stay & Play” package worth over 90,000 Baht sponsored by Banyan Tree Phuket, Laguna Golf Phuket and Banyan Tree Spa, in addition to the trophy and prize money.

Live coverage during the final rounds on Saturday and Sunday was broadcast by True Visions around Thailand to over 2 million households, with recorded highlights shown across Asia via television and social media.

Shining Success at Inaugural Singha Phuket Open Hosted by Laguna Golf Phuket
Ms Claire Chiang, Co-founder/SVP of Banyan Tree Holdings receiving an appreciation plaque from Mr Jittisak Tamprasert Asian Tour Director of Rules & Competitions

Mr Paul Wilson, Laguna Golf Phuket AVP/Group Golf Director enthused, “As a part of Laguna Phuket’s 30th anniversary year-long celebration, we are very honoured to be host venue for this high-profile international golf tournament. Despite the unsettled weather conditions, our golf course provided a wonderful stage for these top international golfers. All Thailand Golf Tour shares our philosophy of developing golfers in Thailand, it was particularly heartening for me to see some of our homegrown players competing well this week.”

Laguna Golf Phuket’s next golf event will be the 2nd Phuket Hospitality Charity Challenge on Friday 23 June 2017, aimed at welcoming golfing hospitality professionals while raising funds for local charity.

For more information, visit www.lagunagolf.com/phuket or contact +66 (0) 7627 0991 / golf@lagunaphuket.com.

Shining Success at Inaugural Singha Phuket Open Hosted by Laguna Golf Phuket

Young Triathletes Compete at the 5th Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon

PHUKET, THAILAND – A total of 85 children ages 4-15 swam, biked and ran to the finish line at Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, one of the leading training destinations for aspiring triathletes and Ironman champions. The triathlon began at Thanyapura’s Olympic-sized 50-metre pool, continued with a bike ride and a run to the athletics track and grandstand.

The kids raced in individual and relay teams in four categories. Top winners in the overall age categories won a customised race suit.

Young Triathletes Compete at the 5th Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon

“The race was good. It was really hot and tough. It ended with the wind, so it was good. The cycling was really tough because of the rolling hills. My long term goal is to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games next year in Argentina. If I can, I’ll definitely join the next race,” said Russell Liew Yuan Wei of Malaysia, 1st place male finisher (0:38:15) in the Senior 13-15 age category.

“It was difficult and also my first time. The hardest thing today was to swim, I felt as if I kept on sinking. Cycling and running were easier,” said Pinthira Thumthitikul of Thailand, 1st place female finisher (1:14:01) in the Senior 13-15 age category.

“This event had great turnout because there were many athletes, especially with more Thai kids competing with international children. The swimming pool and cycling route were safe and beautiful. I’m inviting everyone to get involved in the next kids’ triathlon – IronKids in November,” said Ekkarat “Ricky” Phantip, Head Coach of Triathlon at Thanyapura.

Thai youth from grassroots triathlon club “Born Free to Run” also participated as they propelled themselves to the top three places in their age categories. Coach Ricky started the group. It offers free training for local Phuket youngsters and helps them to become future running athletes.

First started in 2013, the Superkidz triathlon continues to attract young triathletes from different nationalities. Thanyapura runs the Triathlon Junior Development Program (JDP) for kids ages 6 – 15 to prepare future champions for the ITU Triathlon circuit. The program runs from 24 April – 16 June 2017. For more information, please email sports@thanyapura.com or visit thanyapura.com/events.

The next major youth multi-sport event, IronKids, will take place on 25 November 2017.

Young Triathletes Compete at the 5th Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon
Result

Young Triathletes Compete at the 5th Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon

Young Triathletes Compete at the 5th Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon
Tri-tots (ages 4-6): Karaket Ellis (1st), Renee Liew Li Ni (2nd),
Stirling Franklin (1st), Sirinut Toomsap (2nd), Liam Gouriou (3rd)
Young Triathletes Compete at the 5th Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon
Senior (ages 13-15): Russell Liew Yuan Wei (1st), Randall Liew Yuan Zhi (2nd), Sarachai Hapol (3rd), Pinthira Thumthitikul (1st), Daicylaine Alipio (2nd)
Laguna Golf Phuket Signs Branding Agreement with the PGA

The 1st PGA Golf Academy in Southeast Asia

The PGA has reached an agreement with Laguna Golf Phuket, Thailand, to brand its new state-of-the-art golf academy. The new Laguna Golf Academy, Phuket, will become part of the PGA family of branded facilities joining a group that includes The Belfry in England and Gleneagles in Scotland. The new PGA academy will be the Association’s first in Southeast Asia based in Thailand, and one of the 11 PGA-branded facilities around the world. It complements the award-winning Laguna Golf Phuket’s 18-hole par 71 golf course, extensive practice and coaching facilities.

Laguna Golf Phuket Signs Branding Agreement with the PGA

Laguna Golf Phuket Signs Branding Agreement with the PGA

Laguna Golf Phuket Signs Branding Agreement with the PGA

The new purpose-built Laguna Golf Academy Phuket was launched in 2016, one year after the golf course was fully redesigned, firstly winning ‘Best Renovated Golf Course in Asia’ at the Asian Golf Awards 2015. More recently it has been named ‘Thailand’s Best Golf Course’ back-to-back at the World Golf Awards 2015 and 2016.

Laguna Phuket is Thailand’s first fully integrated destination resort that, besides top-class golf facilities, comprises luxurious hotels, villas, spas and restaurants such as Banyan Tree Phuket and Angsana Laguna Phuket. Laguna Golf also boasts six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo as an official brand ambassador.

Laguna Golf Phuket Signs Branding Agreement with the PGA
Paul Wilson, Laguna Golf Assistant Vice President and Group Golf Director.

More than 30 PGA Professionals are employed in Thailand, including Paul Wilson, Laguna Golf Assistant Vice President and Group Golf Director.

He said: “We are thrilled to become part of The PGA family and enhance our new Laguna Golf Academy Phuket with this PGA branding.

“We have made considerable investment in the overall golfing facilities in Laguna Phuket over the last few years. Since reopening our 18-hole golf course in January 2015, we have received wonderful feedback and won several industry awards.

“One of our key business objectives has been to enhance golf instruction within Laguna Golf. Developing this new relationship with The PGA will enable us to offer the very best in service standards and golf instruction techniques to our members and guests.”

Laguna Golf Phuket Signs Branding Agreement with the PGA
Robert Maxfield, the Association’s deputy chief executive

Robert Maxfield, the Association’s deputy chief executive, added: “The PGA is delighted to announce the start of a new relationship with Laguna Phuket.

“The exceptional golf facilities that now form The PGA academy provide an integral part of a high-class international resort of a quality that is synonymous with The PGA brand and our Members.”

As part of the ongoing relationship, the Laguna Phuket resort will host the first overseas PGA Members’ event.

This will take place from the 5-8 November 2017 and The PGA who is based at The Belfry will seek to engage the 1,500 PGA Members currently operating in 81 overseas countries, offering them an educational opportunity and an ability to network and share their experiences.

Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort and Sports Camps Australia to Host  Interschool Sports Games and Sporting Programmes

PHUKET, THAILAND – Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort has partnered with Sports Camp Australia (SCA) to organise interschool games and sporting programmes from 2017 – onward. Nearly 20,000 parents, students, supporters and coaches from Australasia are expected to participate, generating over 40,000 room nights for Phuket. Fifty per cent of the room nights will be spread out among other resorts in the area.

Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort and Sports Camps Australia to Host Interschool Sports Games and Sporting Programmes
From left: Mrs. Siwaporn Chuasawat, Phuket Vice-Governor, Philipp Graf von Hardenberg,
Thanyapura President and CEO, James Mak, Chairman of Sports Camp Australia and
Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports at the signing ceremony

Students from across the Asian region will compete and participate across various sports in the Phuket over the coming years. The sports include athletics, football, basketball, baseball, swimming, tennis and other sports.

“Thanyapura is committed to turning Thailand into a regional sports hub for the international community. We partnered up with Sports Camp Australia to advance Phuket’s sports tourism economy with the influx of parents, children and coaches from the regional sporting community,” said Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, President and CEO of Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort.
“Sports Camp Australia is delighted to work with Thanyapura in developing Phuket as a sports hub and destination – for upcoming athletes across the region in addition to tourism. The participants will learn from highly accomplished coaches and experience Thanyapura’s world-class facilities, which continue to be an exceptional training centre for athletes of all levels,” said James Mak, Chairman of Sports Camp Australia.

“The government of Phuket is proud to support local partners in driving sports tourism to Phuket. Thanyapura has consistently put on successful sporting events that drive thousands of athletes to Phuket,” said Mrs. Siwaporn Chuasawat, Phuket Vice-Governor.

Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort and Sports Camps Australia to Host Interschool Sports Games and Sporting Programmes
Mrs.Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports

“Sports Camp Australia chooses Phuket as a destination for the international school sporting community, after many years of holding competitions throughout the Asia Pacific and Australian regions. This not only benefits the visitors who descend to Phuket for the sports programmes, but encourages our nation to compete in sporting events,” said Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports.

Sports Camp Australia partners with the best coaches across the region and in Thailand in running sports programmes. SCA’s goal is to “shape lifelong enjoyment of high quality sports education and skill enhancement.” The Sydney-based company coordinates the most successful sporting programmes across Asia. The new partnership with Thanyapura expands their presence in Asia, specifically, Thailand. The first programme is scheduled for June – August 2017 and features swimming, tennis and football.

Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort and Sports Camps Australia to Host Interschool Sports Games and Sporting Programmes

Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, a well-being hub for sports and health enthusiasts, offers a unique concept with sporting events and training camps for all athletes. Facilities feature the 50m and 25m swimming pools and quiet road for cyclists.

Thanyapura is a sport, fitness, health and educational haven. There is the high-quality sports hotel, award-winning organic restaurants, a mind centre, specialised and holistic medical centre and an international school. Thanyapura’s health and wellness centre is the hub of innovative medical facilities and services such as yoga, spa, mind training, physiotherapy, weight loss and much more. In January 2017, the 37-room Garden Wing launched a new concept, welcoming guests with holistic offerings of leading a healthy lifestyle and a balanced mind.