MBPJ Tigers finished overall champions of the TNB-QNET Selangor Hockey League 2017, the biggest state league in the country with 71 teams competing in five divisions this year.
In the final played at the MBPJ Stadium recently, MBPJ Tigers defeated HSF Hockey Club 4-3 after leading 2-1 at the break. Both teams had earlier finished as Division One champions and runners-up respectively with UiTM finishing third.
In the Men’s Division Two, RAMD emerged champions while MBPJ Tigers Juniors finished second with Selayang coming out third.
The Selangor Hockey Association (SHA), as part of its development programme, also included a new division for 10 districts in the state.
The District Training Programme (DTP) league, catering for the Under-14 age group, was part of the QNET-TNB Selangor Hockey league (SHL) and placed under Division Five. Kuala Selangor finished top in this division followed by Kuala Langat (second) and Gombak (third).
In Division Four (Women), Uniten Ivy were crowned champions with UiTM runners-up and Puchong Ladies clinching third position.
There were 10 teams competing in Division One, 23 in Division Two, 15 in Division Three and 10 in Division Five. Division Four caters for the schools girls (eight teams) and Women’s Open (five teams).
QI Group deputy group managing director Kuna Senathirajah said they were delighted to be associated with SHA.
“Our partnership started three years ago. We have seen the league grow in stature and it gives us an opportunity to connect with the community.
“It is also QNET’s vision to assist the SHA in the development of hockey at the grass-roots level,” said Kuna.
SHA president S. Ganesh said they were grateful for QNET’s support towards the SHL.
“We have also received support from TNB through the Malaysian Hockey Confederation.
“Our main priority is the junior development programmes. The schools in Selangor are showing a lot of interest and the DTP is also in place. Overall, the league this year has been a tremendous success.”
Division 1 - Men
Champion: HSF HC (Head Shot Family)
Second: MBPJ Tiger
Division 2 – Men
Second: MBPJ Tiger Juniors
Division 4 - Girls
Champion: Uniten Ivy
Third: Puchong Ladies