11th ASEAN Schools Games

Welcome to 11th ASEAN Schools Games Semarang, Central Java Indonesia 17th – 25th July 2019


Background of Asean Schools Sports Council (ASSC)

by ASG Admin, May 01, 2019

Prior to 1978, four ASEAN member countries comprising Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia met and discussed the formation of a sports body that would govern all sports programmes and activities for school children of the ASEAN countries.

In April 1978, the ASSC was formed during a meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia. The founding members of the ASSC are Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Besides the founding members, the current member countries comprise of Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam.

In 2004, the ASSC secretariat was formed. Each member country was to preside over the chairmanship of the Games over a two-year term. It was proposed, during the Technical Committee Meeting in Malaysia in 2007, that the ASSC sport calendar activities will be held annually.

In 2008, the ASSC celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the ASEAN Schools Sports Council at the 58th Technical Committee Meeting and the 45th Management Committee Meeting in Cebu, Phillipines. The outcome of the meeting in Cebu heralded a new chapter of the ASSC events whereby all twelve sports in its calendar were merged on a carnival basis known as the ASEAN SCHOOLS GAMES. This decision was the manifestation of rigorous discussion over two Technical Committee Meetings held in Singapore from 18-21 June 2007 and in Malaysia from 4-7 December 2007.

Member countries take turns in hosting the annual ASG event. The first ASG was hosted by Thailand in 2009, with participation from 5 member countries.

Asean Schools Games

ASEAN Schools Games (ASG) is an annual competition for student athletes from countries affiliated to the ASEAN Schools Sports Council (ASSC). Prior to 2009, the Games were played based on satellite, single sports events. This was revamped in 2009, where a Games format was implemented. The first ASG planned under the new Games format with ten sports, was organized by Thailand and it marked a milestone for ASSC as it moved from hosting satellite championships to consolidating all sports into one annual major sporting event.

Objectives of ASG

• To promote ASEAN solidarity among our youth through school sports

• To provide opportunities for school athletes to benchmark their sporting talents in the ASEAN region; and

• To provide opportunities for school athletes to interact and engage in cultural exchange within ASEAN.

List of ASG Host