UniMAP’s Women Beach Volleyball Wins Statutory Bodies Beach Sports Carnival 2018

Langkawi, 14 May – The Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAPTemp files) Women Beach Volleyball team won the women's category at the Statutory Bodies Beach Sports Carnival 2018 which took place from 10 to 13 May at Pantai Chenang, Langkawi.

The UniMAP team represented by Nurul Ashikin Mohd Josrie and Siti Aminah Romly defeated the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) A team with 21-12 and 21-14 scores in the final round yesterday.

UniMAP Sports Centre Director, Suhizaz Sudin said before securing a place in the final, UniMAP beat Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) with the scores of 21-14 and 21-7 during the semi-finals.

He said agencies that participated the carnival were not merely any minor teams as they greatly challenged the UniMAP team even though UniMAP had excelled before at the Statutory Bodies Sports (SUKANUN).

"The success of the UniMAP team is certainly to be proud of as this is our first ever participation in this carnival.

"Hence, this win will be a driving force for further victories at future carnivals, and UniMAP will strive even harder from now on," he said when contacted recently.

At the carnival, UniMAP also sent two more entries namely the men's beach football and the men's beach volleyball however they had only made it to the quarter-finals as well as groups.

Statutory Bodies Beach Sports Carnival was a Malaysian Statutory Bodies Association biennial sports event which was held this year in collaboration with the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).

A total of eight sports categories were contested during the carnival including beach petanque, beach sepak takraw, beach netball, beach football and beach volleyball.