CLARK FREEPORT -- The organizing committee of the upcoming South East Asian (SEA) Games has recognized the work of international technical delegates from various sports.
Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) hosted a gathering and presentation to the press of technical delegates at The Manila Hotel.
"I always give importance to all our technical delegates. We give importance mostly to the coaches and the athletes. But of course, let us not forget the technical delegates because they will play a crucial role for the success of the coming 30th SEA Games," PHISGOC Chief Operation Officer Ramon Suzara said.
Suzara said that organizing the 11-nation meet "won't be possible without the help and expertise of these technical delegates."
Valson Cuddikotta, the technical delegate for athletics, commended Suzara for the gathering.
Cuddikotta has expressed high hopes that the biennial meet would be the best edition of the South East Asian Games in history due to the adequate preparations being done by the Philippines.
He cited the track and field stadium in New Clark City, Capas, Tarlac as a world-class facility where the Philippines can readily host a global-level tournament in the near future.
"We have never been invited for a press conference like this. PHISGOC has put a lot of effort to come up with such fantastic venues. I believe that the Philippines can now conduct any event of the highest magnitude," Cuddikotta said.
Also present in the meeting were the Technical Delegates of Aquatics–Swimming Naddeh, Ibrahim Fadil, Aquatics – Water Polo Kuroda Katsumi, Sepak Takraw - Abdul Kader and Abdul Halim Bin, Agus Antares Mauro of Basketball, Sebastian Lau of Esports and Datu Low Beng Choo of Softball.
"I need guidance from them to run the SEA Games. It is just fitting to give them importance," Suzara said.