KUALA LUMPUR: The teams in the Malaysian Junior Hockey League want the incentives given to them to be increased from last year’s RM3,000 to RM5,000.
The incentives were set at RM5,000 in 2005 but were reduced to RM3,00 last year. The teams are also given two sets of jerseys.
A record 23 teams have signed up for the MJHL this year.
Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) competition committee chairman Manjit Majid Abdullah said: “Many teams have asked us to increase the incentive of RM3,000 we gave each team last year to RM5,000 this year.
“We will refer the matter with the finance committee.”
Manjit, however, was delighted to have 23 teams in the league.
“This is the highest number of teams to play in the league since it’s inception in 1995. We had 22 in 2002 and 2003.
Five teams will be making their debut in the league. They are Setapak High School, Sukses Selangor, Kota Star Hockey Association, Penang School Sports Council-USM and Bandar Penawar Sport School (BPSS) Juniors.
BPSS are following in the footsteps of the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) by entering their junior team this year.
“However, due to the big number of teams in Division Two, we have decided to have the division played in two groups.”
Team for the MJHL
DIVISION ONE: Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), SMK Datuk Taha, Tunku Besar School, Tampin, Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS), BJSS Juniors, Bandar Penawar Sports School (BPSS), Andersons of Ipoh, Old La Sallians Association of Klang (Olak), Tenaga Nasional.
DIVISION TWO: Sultan Abu Bakar (SAB) College, Clifford School Kuala Kangsar, Setapak High School, Armed Forces Juniors, SMK Matri Perlis, Penang Sports School Council (MSSPP)-USM, Bandar Penawar Sports School Juniors, Terengganu Sports Council, Sultan Ahmad Shah (SAS) of Pahang, Perlis Sports School Council (MSSP), Penang Free School-USM Juniors, Sukses Selangor, Kedah Sports Council, Kota Star Hockey Association.