BANDA ACEH - As many as 46 teams compete Pandam IM Cup 2013 in a basketball tournament that was held on the basketball court Blang Padang, Banda Aceh, Monday (7/1/2013) evening. Even total prize of 25 million Rp was officially opened by the Iskandar Muda Military Commander (Pangdam), Maj. Gen TNI Zahari Siregar.
|Maj. Gen. Zahari Siregar giving the first ball to the Referee Chairman|
All 46 clubs were divided into two groups, male and female categories of the club, as well as the high school boys and girls. Details, 16 men’s clubs consisting of 12 clubs from Banda Aceh, and four clubs from outside of Banda Aceh. Meanwhile, the women's team consists of seven clubs in Banda Aceh and one club from Lhokseumawe. For SMU men's group, totaling 12 schools consisting of 11 high schools in the region of Banda Aceh, and one high school from Sabang. Meanwhile, the participants were 10 school girls, all of Banda Aceh.
|The participants of the basketball club from all over Aceh|
Pangdam IM, Maj. Gen.TNI Zahari Siregar said in his speech, which is owned sporting potential youth must be developed, one by the basketball tournament. On the other hand, basketball Aceh in PON VII Riau 2012 ago, also could not contribute medals to Aceh.
"Hence, through this tournament will help Aceh Pengprov PERBASI (Indonesian Basket Ball Association) in order to improve and motivate the athletes basketball in Aceh. The tournament is also one event measurement capabilities of each team. But most importantly, this event can be used as a platform to gain valuable experience to improve performance, "said the two-star TNI general.
The opening ceremony attended by Chairman of KONI (Indonesia National Sport Commite) Aceh Zainuddin Hamid , Banda Aceh Mayor Mawardy Nurdin, Aceh Dispora Secretary H. Bustamam Aceh, officers in the Military Command IM, the basketball player who competed and spectators who want to see IM Commander Cup.
|A Committee was set up the game area|
Image: by PUTRI (Committe)
Article translate from: Serambinews