KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) have agreed to give two full sets of attire for teams taking part in the Malaysia Junior Hockey League (MJHL), which starts on March 10.
But the financial grant will be cut to RM3, 000 from the previous RM 5,000. And the teams will only get the money after the league gets underway.
MHF competitions committee chairman Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad said yesterday that they felt they should continue providing attire, which has been the practice since the league started in 1995.
We have only reviewed the financial grant to the teams, he said.
In addition to the money and attire the teams will also receive RM200 for each win. This money will be paid by the sponsors Milo and the National Sports Council (NSC).
A total of 19 teams will play in the MJHL this year. The teams which will play in Division One are Bukit Jalil Sports School, Tenaga Nasional, SM Datuk Taha, Old La Sallians Association of Klang (Olak), Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ), Bukit Jalil SS Juniors, Anderson, SAS Pahang and Malacca High School.
The Division Two teams are Bandar Penawar Sports School, PISC-Nur Insafi, MSS Perlis, Penang Free School, TBS Tampin, Royal Military College (RMC), SMK Agama Perlis, Mutiara Impian Penang and Clifford School Kuala Kangsar.