March 4, 2018, MASAF has successfully run its first Winter Games at the Alpes d’Huez ski resort. The main purpose of the program was to strengthen the relationship between Malaysian students in France and to reinforce the spirit of sportsmanship and recreation culture in the winter for Malaysian students in France to balance physical and mental intelligence.

A total of 51 participants comprising 45 Malaysian students from various cities throughout France, Malaysian Deputy Ambassador in France, Mr. Mohamad Razdan Jamil and PPL JPA of Paris, Mr. Mohd Akmal Abdul Malik, his wife and a family of 4 attended the program.

The event began as early as 7.00 am where participants are required to gather at the Grenoble bus station for the opening remarks from En. Razdan Jamil, Malaysian Deputy Ambassador in France before departing to the Alpes d’Huez ski station. The safety briefing was then given by the program director, Muhammad Nasrullah Bin Zulkafli while on their way to the destination.

Upon arrival at the ski station at 9.30am, participants are provided with ski and snowboard equipment, ski pass, insurance and lunch. At 4.30pm, all participants returned to the gathering place to return rental equipment. The event then ended with a massive photography session as well as with groups and friends. Bus return to Grenoble city is taken at 6.30 pm and participants are supplied with Nasi Kerabu to take home when they arrive at the bus station at 8.00 pm.

The MASAF Winter Games event has been successfully conducted and meets the original objectives of the program. Each participant returned home with a healthy condition without any accident or injury even though the weather on the day of the program was not very good. The success of the “MASAF Sports Bureau committee members 2018” in managing this event is very rewarding and is a new for MASAF in applying sports culture among Malaysian students in France even during the winter.

Following this remarkable achievement, we hope that this event will continue in the coming year by further improving existing activities and introducing this program on a larger scale.

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by : Nasrullah Zulkafli