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Sports industry a feasible venture

18 May 2024


KOTA BELUD: Sports events during a harvest festival can serve as a platform for youth to foster a community spirit while appreciating the cultural event.

During today's Harvest Festival in Kg Piasau, Kota Belud, 12 teams participated in a Tug of War event named Borneo Open.

In the men's category, eight teams competed, and in the women's category, four teams took part.

The men's category was won by the Geram Beat team, with KB Town coming in second place, Garagas Team securing the first runner-up position, and Stallion finishing in fourth place.

The first prize for this category was RM3000 and a trophy and medals, second prize RM2000 and medals, third prize RM1000 with medals and fourth prize RM500 and medals.

Meanwhile in the women's category, the first prize was RM1000, a trophy and medals, second prize RM700 and medals, third prize was RM500 and medals while fourth prize was RM300 and medals.

Earlier in his launching speech for the Harvest Festival, Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative (MEDC) Datuk Ewon Benedick said the harvest festival celebration empathise on youth participation in the community.

He said, "When it comes to the sports industry, our implementing agency offers entrepreneurship schemes specifically tailored for this sector. "

"At Bank Rakyat, we provide financing schemes designed for businesses within the sports industry. Additionally, we offer funding opportunities for athletes or former athletes who have represented their state or country in sports. Moreover, we have specialised programmes in place to assist them in establishing their own businesses."

Ewon who is also the State Assemblyman fo Kadamaian later went to the field to meet and present the winners of the tug of war, with their winning prizes.


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