In the very early days of Bintulu town especially the period before the first boom which started in 1979, there was only one public football field serving the town population of about 5000 people. This field can be seen in the top picture. It was maintained by the Bintulu District Council and as such was fondly named as BDC football field of "Padang BDC" in Malay. " Padang" means field or large open space. It was here that as a young secondary school student I used to play competitive football.
|MOOD (seen kneeling at the centre) as captain of the Bintulu Government Seconday School (BGSS) football team C in striped black and red jersey.........photo taken in 1965.|
|Footballers playing at the BDC Padang in early 1970's ; Note: the Police Barrack is partly seen in the background.|