RMIT Vietnam NewsSportsmanship and fair play the name of the game

Sportsmanship and fair play the name of the game

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:06
Tran Tuan Anh (front row, 3rd from left) and international friends
Tran Tuan Anh (second from left) receiving tournament souvenirs

RMIT Vietnam Diploma of Commerce student Tran Tuan Anh believes ultimate frisbee is about the spirit of the game.

Back from the 8th Big Phat Phnom Penh Hat 2016 tournament in Cambodia, Tuan Anh said he learned about the importance of fair play and sportsmanship.

“It’s about communicating respectfully with your teammates and opponents,” Tuan Anh said.

“Players know the rules and interpret them fairly. Most importantly we play to enjoy the game.

“What we got out of the tournament was a strong spirit of sportsmanship rather than just playing to win.”

The tournament attracted 150 players from 16 countries including The United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and countries from South-East Asia.

The international tournament also helped Tuan Anh and his RMIT Vietnam Frisbee Club teammates improve their Frisbee skills and discover new cultures.

“To prepare to meet the high demands of this challenge, the team practiced hard and stayed focused on our goals of learning new skills and building friendships,” Tuan Anh said.

“We advanced our skills by playing with great players from many countries around the world.

“We also made new friends, networked, travelled and learned about new cultures.”

Tuan Anh, the leader of the Frisbee Club, said he is committed to bringing knowledge and skills back to the community as well as inspiring Vietnamese youth to share his love of the sport.

“We are keen to open Frisbee clinics at many local high schools and universities to share the experienced that we gained from the tournament,” Tuan Anh added.

“My dream is to build a flying disc association in Vietnam in the future.”

Story: Thuy Le