Five junior golfers will be representing the Sultanate at the ASEAN School Games in Batangas, Philippines.
The golfers selected for the Nov 23-Dec 1 event consists of players from high schools and colleges across the nation; Abdul Azim Abdul Kadir (pic) and Muhammad Qazzri Fakhri Hj Aslimon from Sports School, Muhammad Izzuddin Hasim from Sultan Bolkiah Vocational School, Muhammad Irwan Hj Abdul Hamid from Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah School and Mohd Azizi Junaidi from Sayyidina Hussain Secondary School.
All five golfers have undergone training since the beginning of the year under the guidance of selected coaches to get ready for the nine-day battle at the par-72 Splendido Country Club.
Abdul Azim is looking forward to his third international tournament having previously taken part in the Indonesia Junior Open Golf Championship and the 4th ASEAN Schools Games in Surabaya June last year.
"I do hope that we will be able to bring back something for Brunei," he said prior to the team's departure yesterday.
"While we are there I am expecting to gain more experience as well as enjoy ourselves during the tournament.
"We thank the government for supporting us the whole way and giving us this chance," added Azim.
Izzuddin also told The Brunei Times he was very excited to take part in the tournament and said he is relishing the challenge.
"I am definitely ready to put up a strong fight there," he said.
"Hopefully, I play well and learn all that I can from playing against more experienced players," added Izzuddin who took part in the recent 53rd South East Asia Amateur Golf Team Championship in June.
Acting Director of Schools under the Ministry of Education, Hj Kassim Mohammad Yassin presented the national flag to contingent leader Roslin Suhailee.
The Philippines' Department of Education volunteered to host the tournament to jump-start the country's participation in the ASEAN Schools Sports Council and to get ready for the 2014 ASG which they will host next year.
Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand are expected to join Brunei and the Philippines at the event.