More Kids Join in 100PLUS-SHA Tun Abdul Razak Cup Awareness Clinic
|Posted on 06 October 2012|
The second 100PLUS-SHA Tun Abdul Razak Cup awareness clinic saw a near 100 per cent increase in participation when 250 kids attended the clinic at Ministry of Education Stadium in Pantai today.
Last year, there were only 150 kids from all over Selangor and the increase shows that the tournament, which has lost some of its lustre over the years, still holds a special place in hockey fans’ hearts.
“We want to relive the glory of the Razak Cup through this initiative. It was one of the most highlighted events in hockey and now the limelight has dimmed down," said Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal, the organising chairman of the 100Plus-SHA Tun Abdul Razak Cup awareness clinic.
“Through this clinic, hopefully the children will take away with them the knowledge of how prestigious the event once was.”
He added the clinic was made possible with the help of national goalkeeper S. Kumar, former Malaysian No. 1 M. Nadarajan, former national coach C. Paramalingam and several other former and national Razak Cup players.
“Much has been done by hockey legends such as Datuk R. Yogeswaran, Datuk G. Vijayanthan, Minarwan Nawawi and Kuhan Shanmuganathan. We don’t want the legacy to die. We want to rebuild the glory that once was, the Razak Cup,” said Subahan.
This year saw children aged 12 and below from schools as far as Carey Island attending.
Through initiatives as such shown by the Selangor Hockey Association in collaboration with 100PLUS and support from the Malaysian Hockey Confederation and the Ministry of Education, there is hope of finding quality players for the future.