It’s going to be a first in history as Brunei is set to host it’s first ever Men’s and Women’s International match series against Singapore. This is going to be a first because even though Brunei hosted the Women’s Asia Hockey Challenge in 2017, this is the first time both men and women will play matches in the country.
Brunei is committed to developing hockey at both the elite and grass roots level.
“We hope to inspire the younger generation to be more interested in hockey and see how Brunei has the potential to move forward internationally.” Says Masnurfaiza Zaini, the Secretary General of the Brunei Darussalam Hockey Association.
“We are still trying to improve ourselves in so many aspects, not only in terms of high performance but also to develop our grassroots programmes and technical officials development,” says the Secretary General.
“When we hosted Women’s Hockey Challenge back in 2017, that was an eye opener to our potential to develop in so many aspects. We hope to host more international tournaments here in Brunei.”
The first day of matches between Brunei men and women and Singapore resulted in Singapore men and women securing wins. Both teams are set to play again today, on the 18th of January 2020.