Mawardi Hamirin (centre) in a file photo. Awaiting his SPM results, Mawardi is happy with the job and scholarship opportunity.
KUALA LUMPUR: There is more good news for Old La Sallians Association of Klang (Olak)-PKT players.
The players will not only go to Bali for a holiday in May after gaining promotion to the MHC-Milo-NSC Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) Division One next year.
They have also been offered full study scholarships and jobs by the Port Klang Trading (PKT) Logistics company.
The good news has fired up the players, who want to give their best against Division One outfit Malacca High School in the quarter-finals of the MJHL.
The first leg of the quarter-finals will be played on Friday at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil, while the return leg will be on Sunday at the same venue.
Olak-PKT team manager Joseph De Silva said PKT Logistics chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Michael Tio informed the players about the study scholarships and jobs on Tuesday.
“The players will not only play hockey for Olak-PKT; they will also obtain paper qualifications and jobs.
“The players thanked Datuk Michael for providing them with jobs and scholarships,” said Joseph.
Forward Mawardi Hamirin from Keningau, Sabah, is delighted with the news as this means he will get to play hockey while studying.
“I will be eligible to obtain either a diploma or a degree to obtain a job,” said Mawardi, who is waiting for his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results, which should be released next month.
Mawardi, who is the top scorer for Olak-PKT with 11 goals, said that he would go all out to score against Malacca High School in the first leg of the quarters on Friday.
“We are all in high spirits after gaining promotion to Division One next year and now we will also go all out to stun the Division One team to reach the semi-finals.
“Nothing is impossible. We have faith in ourselves and believe that we can upset the Malacca team,” said Mawardi, who is eligible to play in the Under-19 league next year.
Besides Mawardi, Olak-PKT also have three other Sabah players. They are midfielders Andrian Jack and Maxhans Chiristi and forward Zakri Esar.