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Over 1,000 students compete in HCM student basketball tournament

Sixty-two teams from 33 universities and colleges are taking part in the HCM City Student Basketball Tournament 2023, which is being held at the Lãnh Binh Thăng Gymnasium in District 11 from December 6 to 20.

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A match during the HCM City Student Basketball Tournament 2023 being played at Lãnh Binh Thăng Gymnasium in District 11 from December 6 to 20. — Photo courtesy of agency

HCM CITY — Sixty-two teams from 33 universities and colleges are taking part in the HCM City Student Basketball Tournament 2023, which is being held at the Lãnh Binh Thăng Gymnasium in District 11 from December 6 to 20.

Co-organised by the HCM City Department of Culture and Sports and the HCM City Basketball Federation, with the sponsorship of Nestlé’s MILO brand, the tournament expects to offer students an opportunity to improve their health and perseverance with sports, while training young talents to supplement the national team, contributing to the development of Vietnamese basketball.

Huỳnh Trọng Khải, chairman of the HCM City Basketball Federation, said the city aims to develop student basketball over the long-term and constantly expand its scale and improve professionalism.

“From annual tournaments such as the HCM City Student Basketball Tournament, students will have the opportunity to experience a professional sports environment through exchanges and competitions with professional student teams in the region and the world. We appreciate the support of the Nestlé MILO brand over the years for basketball for students at all levels and the school sports movement in general, he said.

“We always strive towards the goal of making sports an indispensable part in the lives of young Vietnamese through sports activities that Nestlé MILO co-organises, thereby helping them develop their persistence,” said Philomena Tan, MILO and dairy product business unit manager at Nestlé Vietnam.

“Students’ enthusiasm, passion and persistent spirit at the tournament are a source of motivation for us to continue to expand and promote the development of the basketball movement and sports playgrounds in general within the framework of the Active Vietnam programme,” she added.

In addition to the diverse school sports activities that have been implemented this year, last August, Nestlé Vietnam and the HCM City Department of Education and Training signed an agreement to organise physical and nutrition activities for students during the 2023-24 school year. —

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