Head Office 2 Clinches Overall Title at AmBank Group’s 6th Inter-Regional Games - AmGames 2018
The contingent from Head Office 2 (HO2) clinches the overall title of AmGames 2018 which was held at UTM Johor Bahru from 10-11 August 2018.
Head Office 2 (HO2) won the AmGames 2018 overall title with a total of 146 points, a 10 points difference over its closest challenger, Head Office 1 (HO1), while Central Region finished third with 97 points.
Organised by AmBank Group’s sports club, Kelab AmBank Group (KAG), the sixth inter-regional games, AmGames 2018 saw a total of 1,100 participants from nine regions all over Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak.
The Games ended on Saturday, 11 August 2018 at Stadium Azman Hashim, UTM Sports Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru. The opening of AmGames 2018 was officiated on Friday, 10 August 2018 by Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group with the presence of Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Group, Syed Anuar Syed Ali, President, Kelab AmBank Group who is also Executive Vice President, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing, AmBank Group, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, Vice Chancellor, UTM, and the AmBank Group senior management and staff.
Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group (7th from right) with the senior management of AmBank Group during the official launch of AmGames 2018 at Stadium Azman Hashim in UTM, Johor Bahru on 10 August 2018. Also present Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, Vice Chancellor, UTM (front row, 3rd from left).
“The AmGames 2018 provides an excellent opportunity for AmBank Group staff to meet and as a platform for promoting greater rapport, synergies, discipline as well as to foster greater teamwork and camaraderie among the regions. The spirit of sportsmanship amongst senior management and staff would further strengthen the sense of belonging amongst us, AmBankers,” said Tan Sri Azman Hashim.
“The AmGames is by far the biggest activity organised by Kelab AmBank Group and this is the first time it is being held outside the Klang Valley. I am very pleased with the encouraging participation from our colleagues all over Malaysia, as this is the moment where we are able to showcase our hidden talents as a sportsman,” said Syed Anuar.
The main point contributors for HO2’s success were from netball, basketball, bowling, badminton, table tennis and chess sports event as well as the march past and war cry competition.
Nine contingents which took part in the AmGames 2018 were Northern Region (Perlis / Kedah / Penang / Perak), Southern Region (Johor / Melaka / Negeri Sembilan), East Coast Region (Kelantan / Terengganu / Pahang), Sabah, Sarawak, Central Region (Central 1-4, Tropicana, Cyberjaya and Wisma Pudu), Head Office 1 (Menara AmBank), Head Office 2 (Bangunan AmBank, Menara Dion, Menara MBF and See Hoy Chan Plaza) and Head Office 3 (AmGeneral, AmMetLife and AmMetLife Takaful).
AmGames was previously called Sukarama Arab-Malaysian. Since its inception 11 years ago with KAG Sukarama 2006, a total of five Games have been organised thus far. The five Games were: KAG Sukarama 2006 @Petronas Permata Sports Centre in Bangi, Selangor, AmGames 2007 @Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort, Kuala Lumpur, AmGames 2010 @UKM Bangi, Selangor, AmGames 2013 @UKM Bangi, Selangor and AmGames 2015 @UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor.