SIBU: The state government has a plan to construct a permanent rugby field beside the Sarawak Sports Complex in Kuching, said Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah yesterday.
He disclosed this following Sarawak Rugby Union’s (SRU) appeal to the government for state land to build a rugby field so that the sport has a permanent home.
SRU president Richard Song made the request during the closing ceremony of the 3rd Brother Albinus Rugby Challenge Cup here last weekend.
“Rugby is a popular sport in Sarawak and deservingly should have a proper rugby field. We have a plan to construct a permanent rugby field at our present Sarawak Sports Complex,” Abdul Karim, who is also Asajaya assemblyman, told The Borneo Post.
Song had lamented none of their affiliates – whether in Kuching, Sibu, Miri or Bintulu – have a permanent home.
On this, Abdul Karim added: “As for rugby field for Sibu, Bintulu and Miri, we hope SRU can help identify a good area and make proposal to the state government for rugby fields in these towns as there is no permanent rugby field available in these towns.”