Friday, July 10, 2009
Success for Selangor hockey
The genuine work one puts in behind the scenes is usually eclipsed by the internal bickering and back-stabbing that take place in our sports fraternity.
Organising a tournament is no easy task. The amount of paperwork, co-ordination and communication can be overwhelming for someone new to the game.
Any initiative to keep sports alive is therefore must be lauded.
The Selangor Hockey Association (SHA), for example, is busy with the 8th Sukses Selangor Championship starting today at the Pandamaran Stadium. Group A comprises Klang, Sepang, Kuala Selangor and Kuala Langat while Petaling, Hulu Langat, Gombak and Sabak Bernam form Group B.
"It is an Under-22 inter district tournament in preparation for Sukma 2010," said SHA vice-president, Kuganeson Poologasingam.
It will be followed by the Selangor Champions schools tournament on July 18-19, which will be an avenue for SHA to identify the core players to represent the State at the National Champions Schools.
Kuganeson, who is a also a blogger, said in an effort to relaunch a league organised by SHA, a day long 8-a-side hockey tournament will be held at Pandamaran on Aug 1. Kuganeson, who is also the SHA deputy chairman of the competitions committee, welcomes old and new affiliates to revive the game at State level.
"The more the merrier," he said.