Nottingham Malaysian Games (NMG)
The Nottingham Malaysian Games (NMG) is an annual sporting event that has been continuously organised by the Nottingham Malaysian Society (NMS) since 1985. Since its conception over 30 years ago, the Games has grown tremendously in size and is now considered one of the most prestigious sports competition for Malaysian students in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with an average attendance of over 5000 students annually from 70 different universities all over the United Kingdom. For photos of previous NMGs, please click here.
This event has been awarded UoNSU's Best Event for the years 2009, 2012 and 2013.
Malaysian Food Festival (MFF)
As Nottingham becomes a hub for Malaysian students to gather and bond during NMG, the Malaysian Food Festival (MFF) is also organised concurrently, providing not only the attendees but the locals with a large variety of delicious Malaysian cuisine. Together, both these events are anticipated annually and form one of the largest gatherings of Malaysian students overseas.
Previous Guests of Honour
Due to NMG's prestige, we have had various dignitaries attending our Games annually as the guest(s) of honour.
In 2006, NMG was graced by the attendance of Yang Berhormat Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, then- Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia, Yang Berhormat Dato' Sri Hishammuddin Hussein, then- Minister of Education, Malaysia, and Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd. Shafie Apdal, then- Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Malaysia.
In 2008, we had the honour of inviting Yang Berbahagia Dato. Haji Mohamed Khaled Nordin, then- Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia, to attend this event.
For the Silver Jubilee of NMG, in 2009, Yang Berbahagia Dato. Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, then- Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, officiated the event in lieu of Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak.
For the year 2011, we were graced with the attendance of Malaysian athlete, Mr. Mohd. Faizal Baharom, and prominent academician, Dato' Dr. Mohd. Asri Zainul Abidin.
In 2012, the honour of officiating the event went to Yang Berhormat Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, then- Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia, and Mr. Gan Ping Sieu, then- Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, who were in the UK during NMG.
His Excellency Tuan Yang Terutama Dato' Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi, then- High Commissioner of Malaysia to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, joined us for the opening ceremony of NMG in 2014, alongside Prof. Madya. Dr. Mohad Anizu Mohd Nor, Director of Education Malaysia.
In 2015, His Excellency Tuan Yang Terutama Dato' Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi, then- High Commissioner of Malaysia to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, graced us with his attendance once more and officiated the NMG for that year.
Most recently, we have also had the pleasure of inviting Dato' Sri Zakari Sulong, the Malaysian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and Associate Prof Dr Mohad Anizu Mohd Nor, Director of Education Malaysia.
Objectives of NMG
To strengthen the bond of Malaysians in the United Kingdom and other countries by providing a networking platform for attendees of the event
To be inclusive and to instil the passion of sports as well as the spirit of "sports-for-all" via the array of games available
To exhibit Malaysia's enthusiastic spirit, unique culture at an international level
To celebrate excellence in extra-curricular activities
5-a-side football (Men) - 5 players + 3 reserves per team
Netball (Ladies) - 7 players + 2 reserves per team
Volleyball (Mixed) - 6 players + 2 reserves per team
Basketball (Men) - 5 players + 2 reserves per team
Frisbee (Mixed) - 7 players + 2 reserves per team
Dam Haji (Checkers)
Games Played Beforehand
Counter Strike: Go