A total of 15 sports were competed at the Bekasi Regency Sports Week (Porkab) 11-15 October 2023 / Photo: KONI Public Relations Bekasi Regency
BEKASI DISTRICT – A total of 15 sports were competed at the Bekasi Regency Sports Week (Porkab) 11-15 October 2023. This activity was held in order to produce young professional athletes representing each sub-district in the area.
The 15 sports that are competed in are regional mainstays and have earned a place in the hearts of the people. The 15 sports are aquatics, athletics, badminton, volleyball, basketball, billiards, chess, e-sports, karate, kempo, shooting, archery, pencak silat, taekwondo, as well as football and futsal.
“So far the preparations are on track, coordinating with the sub-district heads and KOK (District Sports Committee), their enthusiasm is extraordinary and they even hope to become a routine regional sports agenda,” said Chairman of the Bekasi Regency KONI Reza Luthfi Hasan in Cikarang, Wednesday (20/ 9/2023).
“The match venue is centered at the Wibawa Mukti Stadium complex, supported by several other points such as GOR Tambun, PGRI Building, as well as a mini stadium,” he said.
Reza stated that through this activity, KONI Bekasi Regency is trying to promote sports and exercise in the community while developing sports achievements in the sub-district. “If it’s just a single event, there are regions that don’t send athletes, they end up not taking part in the championship, but if it’s a multi-event, all sub-districts will definitely take part. This event also looks for potential, the Porkab results are KONI’s reference for athletes’ priorities in 2026 as a start to pursuing their sports career ,” he said.
Chairman of the Bekasi Porkab 2023 Committee, Beny Hidayat, said that this event would also be a reference for determining the selection program for monitoring and coaching the regional training camp team (Pelatda) for the upcoming 2026 West Java Provincial Sports Week.
There are 300 numbers from 15 sports that will be competed in the 2023 Bekasi Porkab. Later, the young athletes who appear will compete for 937 medals.
“With the tricks and concepts that we have put together, hopefully the Bekasi Porkab will be lively and will not rule out the possibility of becoming a barometer for other regions in West Java,” he said.