THE official logo for the 9th Perlis Malaysia World Cup Woodball Championship 2020 has been launched in a ceremony held in Chiang Mai.
Present to launch the ceremony was the Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, who is the royal patron of the Perlis Woodball Association, which will host the championship from July 24 to July 30.
Also present were president of International Woodball Federation Weng Ming Hui, president of Asia Woodball Association Malaysia Thomas Kok Cheng Kar, and president of Malaysia Woodball Association Elaine Tan.
Perlis Woodball Association Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Kamarudin Hussin said the launch of the championship logo was part of the preparation by Perlis to host the biennial championship which is entering its ninth series.
"Tuanku Syed Faizuddin also launched the championship merchandise and souvenir's logo.
"Both the logos carry various meanings. Yellow symbolises the sovereign monarchy system in Malaysia while blue signifies the Malaysian people. These two colours reflect the closeness and undivided relationship between the king and the people," he said.
Vice-Chancellor of UniMAP Prof Datuk Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said the trip to Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai was a learning trip to see how the organising of the 8th World Cup Woodball Championship 2018 by Thailand.
"We organised the 1st Asian University Woodball Championship in 2013 and the 4th World Cup University Woodball Championship in 2014. We hope to be the perfect host this time too.
"We want to thank the Tuanku for selecting the university to host the championship," he said.
Meanwhile, Universiti Teknologi Mara Perlis (UiTM Perlis) rector Zailuddin Ariffin said they were honoured to host the 23rd Malaysia Woodball International Open Championship 2020 which will be held in conjunction with the 9th Perlis Malaysia World Cup Woodball Championship 2020.
"The Malaysia Open will have various categories which will be decided later.
"We will try to get as many teams to take part in the championship.
"The championship is also aim to promote the game among young Malaysians," he said.