The Selangor Hockey Association (SHA) rewarded their teams for excellence in national competitions.
The Selangor women’s teams were champions in the National Under-16 championship, runners-up in the Malaysia Games in Kuching, Sarawak, and clinched third spot in the Razak Cup competition.
SHA president Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal said they were proud of the excellent results of the women teams in the competition.
“We felt they deserved to be rewarded. The cash incentive should be an inspiration to the players and officials.
“They should be encouraged to give their best in other competitions as well,’’ said Subahan.
In the National Under-16 championship, Selangor became the champions after a 1-0 win over Kuala Lumpur in the final.
Selangor’s Siti Nur Aliah Aminuddin was voted as the Player of the Tournament while P. Revathi and Elyya Amanina Ellias were presented with the Player of Match and Top Scorer awards, respectively.
In the Malaysia Games, Selangor won the silver medal after going down 2-1 to Malacca in the final.
Subahan also commended the SHA competition, headed by S. Ganesh for initiating the QNET-TNB Selangor Hockey League (SHL).
“The SHL was a big success. It was not an easy task as the SHL had five divisions and about 50 teams.
“A total of 176 matches were played and the season ended without any major problems. The SHL, with support from affiliates and sponsors, has become one of the major hockey leagues in the country.
“The competition committee will have to look into ways to make the SHL more interesting and exciting. It must also ensure that the SHL is not about quantity but quality,’’ said Subahan at the SHA Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Several affiliates also expressed their concern over the Selangor men’s team performance in the Razak Cup.
Subahan admitted that the performance of the men team’s was not convincing.
“We will look into the matter. SHA’s High Performance Committee and Development Committee have to initiate a pilot programme in schools to address the problem,’’ added Subahan.
Ganesh said a meeting would be held to discuss on ways to make the league interesting.
“There were some loopholes. Some teams also went against the competition rules and registered ineligible players. But we managed to sanction them and punished them by docking them points.
“We will look into overcoming this problem for the new season,’’ said Ganesh.
UiTM showed their might as they became the overall champions as well as the Division One champions.
The champions in Division Two were Navy Dolphins while River Blue Kuala Selangor were winners in Division Three.
In Division Four, for women, Uniten Ivy, with several seasoned players, emerged the champions while Gerakan Belia 4B Puchong were the champions in Division Five (schools).
The QNET-TNB Selangor Hockey League
Roll of Honour
QNET Challenge Trophy
Third: Petaling Jaya City Council
Runners-up: Petaling Jaya City Council
Champions: Navy Dolphin
Runners-up: UKM HC
Third: RAMD Junior
Champions: River Blue Kuala Selangor
Runners-up: IIUM Mustang
Division Four (Women)
Champions: Uniten Ivy
Third: IIUM Mustang
Division Five (Schools)
Champions: Gerakan Belia 4B Puchong
Runners-up: STAR Klang
Third: SJI Warriors