Covered the official Team Launching of the Brunei Barracudas on 26th September 2010, two days prior to leaving for my ASEAN 100 Leadership Forum assignment in Kuala Lumpur. Meeting the new and original team members of the team brought back memories from the launch of the ASEAN Basketball League in Makati, Philippines. The journey from Brunei to Kuala Lumpur to Philippines and most of all, being a part of a new beginning was unforgettably awesome.
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Opening speech by Brunei Barracudas team owner, Nadzaty Azma.
The event get the attention of curious shoppers and passers-by on both the ground and first floor of The Mall in Gadong as Barracudas owner delivers her opening speech to kick off the new season.
Guest of Honour Dato Hamid Jaafar, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports officiates the Team Launching event.
Brunei Barracudas team owner Zaty presents a jersey to Guest of Honour Dato Hamid as a token of appreciation. Cool gift!
Confetti explodes marking the official launch of Brunei Barracudas for Season 2 of the ASEAN Basketball League. I wish I had mounted another camera one floor up and triggered it remotely.
Check out the reaction and comments from friends, fans and team members to the above image.
Group photo of the Brunei Barracudas with team manager and coach. Barracudas squad include American import, Chris Commons, and trio of Asean imports of Kevin White, Bryan Faundo and Chester Tolomia.
“I found that the local players are progressing really quickly as they are willing to receive and pick up on the small things. They are like a sponge that absorbs all the water and they need to know that it can be these small things that help grab the win,” said the 33-year-old. “We are still a work in progress much like anything else in life. Being prepared or not, we’ll have to jump into the fire to face it,” added the American | The Brunei Times
MC Jenny Malai Ali introduces team members to their fans and engages them for a quick Q&A session.
BARRACUDAS CONTINUE TO SHARPEN FANGS
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