As the Selangor Hockey League is four days away, the Selangor HA has gone into full speed in finalising and putting the finishing touches to the league, said SHA vice-president, Kuganeson Poologasingam.
Sandwiched between the end of the Raya break and a week before the league begins were a number of activities arranged to ensure a smooth running of the league. The Competition Committee chaired by SHA deputy president, Datuk Subahan Kamal, successfully organised and carried out the following activities:
* Technical Official's Seminar at Dewan Kuliah Pandamaran Sports Complex on Sept 26. Seminar was conducted by MHF Representative, course facilitator/instructor, Brian Fernandez. Over 24 people attended the seminar and 16 of them are newcomers who will be doing their practical during the Selangor League. The purpose of this seminar was to ensure uniformity and bring all
participants on the same page with regards to the latest policy and procedures relating to match management. All these will be implemented during the Selangor league.
* A fitness test for all umpires involved in the League followed by a briefing by the Selangor Hockey Association Umpires Board Chairman, Surjit Singh.
* Briefing & Team Managers Meeting to trash out any issues, chaired by Kuganeson. SHA president Datuk Salamon Salamat was present to give the welcoming and opening speech. Also present was Tournament Director T. Paramalingam.
"The Press has been invited to cover the matches. We urge hockey fans in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur to come and be part of the fun. Entrance is free," said Kuganeson.
There are eight teams in Division 1 and 12 in Division 2. Log on to www.sha.com.my, maintained by Kuganeson, for further details.