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The ASEAN School Games 2019 will take place from tomorrow in Semarann Indonesia. MoEYS

Sar Sokha, Secretary of State for Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, and President of Cambodian Student Sports Federation has met student athletes set to represent Cambodia at the 11th ASEAN School Games 2019 which will take place from tomorrow in Semarang – Central Java, Indonesia.

The Cambodian Athletics Federation announced last week that it intended to send seven of its youngsters and two coaches to the 11th ASEAN Schools Games 2019 which gets underway in Indonesia next week.

Federation secretary-general Hun Borey said the federation would send athletes and coaches to represent Cambodia in the prestigious regional event. The athletes would compete in 200m, men and women, 400m female, 800m female, 1500m female, 4x400meter female, and 3000m men and women.

The 11th ASEAN Schools Games will take place from July 17-25, 2019 in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia and is the first time that Central Java is hosting the event after Surabaya hosted in 2012.

The ASEAN Schools Games is an annual sporting event which aims to enhance friendship among students around the Southeast Asian region. It also seeks to promote ASEAN solidarity among the youth through school sports and provide opportunities for school athletes to engage in cultural exchange.

ASG 2018 brought together 1,500 students from 10 countries from the region competing in 11 different sports; artistic gymnastics, athletics, badminton, basketball, netball, rhythmic gymnastics, sepaktakraw, squash, swimming, table tennis and volleyball.

At the last event, there were 100 plus events.

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