SANDAKAN: Youth are urged to be more active in sports especially in the community level to produce competitive athletes from Sabah.
Sekong State Assemblyman (ADUN), Datuk Samsudin Yahya, calls for related parties to kickstart the state sports development to ensure outstanding achievements in the future.
“The district have records of producing top athletes who were victorious not only in school level, but also in district, state, and national level. This prestige must be redeemed by producing more sports athletes.
“It is pointless for the government to give large allocations when the results are unsatisfactory. Commitments from community and sports organization leaders are needed to make sure the goal to develop the state sports sector are achieved,” he said in his speech for officiating Sandakan level Schools Sports Council (MSS) Track and Field Championship 2015 in Sandakan Sports Complex, here today.
Samsudin stressed that the government is serious in developing the sports sector because it is part of their effort in creating a motivated and visionary society, united in realizing Sabah as a developed state by the year 2020.
“Through sports we can also strengthen the unity among different ethnicity because sports is race-neutral, besides from being an excellent platform for the youth to avoid social problems,” he added. – SayangSabah