The Rector of Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES) Prof Dr Fathur Rokhman MHum gave a send-off to five students of Faculty of Sport Sciences (FIK) UNNES to defend Indonesia in the 11th Sukan Malaysian-Indonesian (Sukmalindo) 2018 event in Penang Malaysia, Friday (14/9).
The Vice Dean for Students Affairs of FIK, Taufiq Hidayah MKes, reported that the five UNNES students who participated in Sukmalindo’s “Petanque” sports, Feiv Hidayat, Akhsanul Arfan Rahardianto, Ahmad Teguh Ramadhan, Soimah, and Dias Ayu Asmarani SN, will compete from this coming Monday – Thursday (24 – 27/9).
They will join other universities including Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ), Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI), Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY), Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) and Universitas Negeri Makassar to strengthen Indonesia.
“Momentum like this should be used well, not only to compete but also to stay in touch with the fellow students. Therefore, UNNES will have a strong brotherhood with other universities,” he said.
Petanque Sport is a traditional sport from France aiming to throw an iron ball as close as possible to a wooden ball. In Indonesia, this sport is relatively new and being developed.