21 June 2018
All Universities and Degree Colleges Basketball Championship titled “All For One” kicked off at University of Yangon on Thursday.
This 10-day competition was organized by Yangon University Students’ Union with the aim of turning out outstanding basketball players and promoting Basketball sports among the students.
In-Charge, Sports Committee (Yangon University Students’ Union), Han Minn Van said “For us, the Students’ Union, this is first time organizing such kind of competition. We aim to strengthen sports spirit among university students, to promote the level of university’s sports and to turn out outstanding players and to support the National sports sector. We will continue to organize such competitions in the future.”
12 men teams and 9 women teams from 11 universities and Degree Colleges of Yangon Region joined the competition.
Player, Myanmar Maritime University Team, Kaung Khant Kyaw said “Our university had stayed away from the Universities and Degree Colleges Basketball Championship for a while. Now, we’ve come back. We will try our best. We trained about 1 month for this competition. The competition will be a help for our basketball players to improve skills and to get ready for the upcoming ASEAN University Games.”
Player, West Yangon Technological University Team, Phyo Thet said “We are very excited. We had a 2-month training for this competition. We will try our best and we hope to be the Champion. There are only a few places to play basketball. So the government should develop places to play basketball free or paid.”
It is also learnt that Yangon University Students’ Union will hold Rainy Season Football Cup competition for all universities and Degree colleges of Yangon Region in the first week of July.