UNM brought home four gold medals, three silver medals and three bronze medals last year after a competitive run of sporting events held at The University of Nottingham, UK. UNM also won the best male athlete award, best female athlete and best team spirit award. This was the second big win for UNM at the Tri Campus Games, following the initial win in 2015, which was also held in the UK.
"Other than competing in the eight sports, the student athletes from the three campuses will also have the opportunity to experience new cultures and make new friends with student athletes from other campuses. This augurs well with the theme of the games, Friendship through sports," said UNM Sports Complex Manager Muhammad Affendi Faizal.
UNM Provost and CEO Professor Graham Kendall and Director of Academic Services Patrick Joseph will officially open the Tri Campus Games 2019. The opening ceremony is expected to kick off with a gamelan performance by Malaysian school children from SMK Engku Hussian. Other performances include an angklong rendition, also by students of SMK Engku Hussain, as well as a bunga manggar procession to accompany the athletes into the hall.
“Our Tri-Campus Games, and our other tri-campus initiatives, create an excellent platform for our students to collaborate and work with the best talents from our other campuses in the UK and China. As a global university, with a footprint in three countries and two continents, we are able to hold these type of events, which are not possible in the majority of other institutions. These events build a competitive spirit within the teams, as well as provide mobility opportunities for students, which provides a truly global experience during their time at the University of Nottingham Malaysia,” said Professor Kendall.
Each year the Tri Campus Games is a week-long festival of sporting activities and is a unique event within higher education, taking place at one of the University's international campuses each year involving nearly 200 student athletes from over 20 different nations. Underpinned by the ethos 'Friendship Through Sport', the Games offer a fantastic opportunity for sporting and educational exchange in the friendly spirit of competition.
(Image caption: Affendi (extreme left) and team with the winning trophy at last year's games)
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Posted on 10th June 2019