On 13th June 2013 at the 4000-seat gymnasium at Saphan Hin Park in Phuket City, Phuket Governor – Maitree Intusut presided over the opening of the Asian Junior Wresting Championship 2013, an event held by the Thai Wresting Association (TWA) from 13th until 16th June 2013. It is estimated there will be a total of 500 staff and participants attending the event.
The purpose of competition is to promote Asian youth wrestling tournaments to a global audience and for publicise wrestling to students and young people. It is hoped that by doing so youths that are interested in the sport will have an opportunity to develop their skills in the sport at a competitive level and will give them an opportunity to use international level sports facilities. The event will also help promote the country’s tourism. This competition has received good support and cooperation from the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO), Phuket City Municipality, Sport Authority of Thailand (Phuket), Phuket Sport Association, Phuket International Airport and educational institutions, as well as various organizations from both the public and private sectors.