Nong Prue kicks off anti-drug day with goal-driven football festival

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Nong Prue Municipality is gearing up to host the Anti-Drug Day 2024 football competitions, an initiative to promote physical activity, community unity, and the fight against drug abuse. The event, spearheaded by Mayor Winai Inpitak, seeks to engage youth and adults in wholesome activities while underscoring the significance of avoiding illegal drugs.

The football tournament is divided into two main categories: the Youth Division and the People’s Edition.

In the Youth Division, 10 teams will compete, split into two groups. Line A comprises Nong Prue Municipality Kindergarten School Team A, Ban Nong Prue Community School Team, Ban Noen School, Phlap Wan School, and Wat Sutthawat School. Line B includes Ban Nong Prue Community Kindergarten School Team B, Ban Thung Klom School Team, Nong Prue Municipality Kindergarten School Team C, and Sawang Boriboonwittaya School Team.

For the People’s Edition, another 10 teams will compete, also divided into two groups. Line A comprises Thung Klom FC A Team, Noen Phlap Wan Team A, VIP Nong Prue Team, Isaan Pattaya Team, and Noen Phlap Wan Team B. Line B includes Aunt Pinta Lued Moo Team, Map Song Boxing Camp Community Team, and Nong Prue Municipality Isaan Club Team.

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The competition begins this Saturday, July 13, with the Youth Division (under 12) matches scheduled from 11am to 1pm, followed by the Public Division from 2pm to 6pm. Matches will be held every Saturday and Sunday until August 4, at Nong Prue Municipal Stadium 2 in Nongprue.

Mayor Winai Inpitak shared his excitement for the event, highlighting the role of sports in encouraging a drug-free lifestyle, reported Pattaya News.

“These competitions are not just about elevating local sports but also about building stronger community bonds and promoting positive choices among our youth and citizens.”

In related news, Thai cyber police have dismantled a Chinese-led Euro football betting network, arresting six Thai people and seizing assets worth over 282 million baht. This operation follows the previous crackdown on a similar network in late June.

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