Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Department of Youth and Sports under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports will be holding a series of trials to select players to represent the country in football during the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, in the coming week.
Crossing the country in search for potential national players, the trials will be held in Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Belait.
According to national coach Kwon Oh-son, the players will be judged based on individual skill, physical stamina and endurance and technical and tactical ability.
"All the players will be judge on three important points. The first is individual skill. We need the best footballer with excellent ability and skill. Then we will look at their stamina and endurance in the game.
"They need to be physically fit and (must possess) technical and tactical ability. They need to be very smart and clever. They need to think fast and must adapt to the game quickly," said the South Korean.
"There are important phases in forming a team. It includes the selection, the training period, quality assessment and, most important, is the final stage of the selection. Forming a team takes up a lot of time. That is why we need to prepare early for this tournament,"
"After the selection, the players will be put through a training camp where they will undergo a series of training under us. We need to start early if we want to achieve something in the tournament," he said.
The selections will kick-off on Tuesday at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium at 9pm.
The coaches will then be at the Tutong Sports Complex at Tutong district to scout for talent at 3pm on Friday.
The coaching team will move on to Mumong Sports Complex in Kuala Belait next Sunday at 3pm. The final stage of the trials will be held at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium on February 4 at 7pm.
The trials are open to anyone born in 1991 or later.
Those interested are required to bring along their identity card.
The Brunei Times ..