I came across this flyer at the grocery shop...and my mind quickly took me back to several conversations I had with a number of ex-footballers on the need to highlight their activities, not so much to gain mileage but to inform the public on the nature of their business. After all the idea is to widen the talent pool.
Check out http://www.kiddokickers.com/ or www. giatsukan.com This sort of initiatives, where the culture of playing the game is greatly enhanced, must be lauded and encouraged fully. I know areas like Subang Jaya in the Klang Valley, or districts in Kedah and Perak are blessed with community-based programmes but Kiddokickers offers something unique in the sense that the ones offering the expertise are ex-footballers who have competed at international level.
This is one way of giving back to society, say the backbone of Kiddokickers - Ghani Malik, K. Sanbagamaran, Azrul Amri Burhan, Azrin Shah Zainal and Kamarulzaman Yub Abdul Majid. Their vision is of course to change the footballing landscape and help Malaysian football regain its footing.
Usaha Kiddokickers amat dialu-alukan. Setidak-tidaknya tenaga di sebalik program ini berusaha membuat sesuatu dalam mencari bakat untuk diketengahkan ke peringkat tertinggi. Mereka percaya pembangunan bola sepak boleh dijayakan seawal kanak-kanak itu berusia empat tahun!