Monday, August 18, 2014

TMP TO QUIT MHC

Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah dropped a bombshell when he announced that he will not seek re-election as MHC President after his term expires this October.

But he will still seek election into the post of AHF President on August 31, citing moving to a bigger ship instead of abandoning a sinking ship/

He also disp[elled suggestions that approaches have been made to a Johor royalty to tale his place in MHC.

See the video to decide for yourself...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

AMBITIOUS MALAYSIANS

Ambitious. That is the best way to describe the efforts of a large number of Malaysian Hockey Confederation officials who are vying for positions in the Asian Hockey Confederation.

The AHF elections are scheduled for August 31 in Kuala Lumpur.

The MHC president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be vying for the post of President. He is expected to be challenged by Pakistan"s Qasim Zia who is also on the FIH Executive Board.

Dato Nur Azmi Ahmad will contest the Vice President position. There are four posts up for grabs but one is reserved for a lady.

The front runners for the VP position is Berikzay Seksembav of Kazakhstan and Thailand's Chaiyapak Siriwat. But it is learnt that India's Narinder Bhatra will not seek re-election and neither will Japan's M.Ueda due to the age regulation of 70 being imposed.

While another strong contender will come from the East Asian region comprising of Japan, China and South Korea .

A total of five Vice Presidents will be elected.

Prof Dr.S. Shamala, Manjit Majid and Dato Abd Rahim Md Arif are three candidates who are eying a seat on the AHF council. Shamsla and Rahim are incumbents in the 12 member elected council.

The irony is that most of the Malaysian candidates hardly have done anything for the betterment of hockey in the country but that has not stopped them from trying to eye a bigger role in Asian Hockey.

Perak has not held their AGM for the past four years and thus Rahim should spend time sorting out the mess in his state rather then going for another term.

Azmi should have opted for a council seat as there is a pact between some of the incumbents and thus Shamala would be a better candidate as she could win easily the women's vice presidents eat.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

KOSHY QUITS AS KLHA PRESIDENT

Kuala Lumpur Hockey Association were dealt a bitter blow as their president George Koshy resigned yesterday.

Having served the association for six years as President, the decision by Koshy comes in wake of the MHC Council decision to replace him as the team manager to the Asian Games in September.

Koshy when contacted confirmed the fact that he has decided to step down as the KLHA president.

"My work commitments has been increasing and I cannot find enough time to devote to my duties as President of KLHA," said Koshy.

"I had already informed the KLHA numerous times that I do not intend to seek re-election in the forthcoming AGM which is scheduled for early next year.

"This will give KLHA time to find someone else to take over the mantle."

When asked if his decision had anything to do with the MHC decision to replace him as the national team manager, Koshy had this to say.

"Not at all for they have taken a load of my shoulder by naming another manager.

"I had my up's and downs with the national team which I managed since 2009, enjoyed every moment and am  so damn happy we finally made the World Cup, which a small step to moving back to the mainstream of the hockey world but guess making  to the Olympics during my term was not meant to be .

"I wish them well in the forthcoming Asian Games."

While Koshy would not say it, the fact was obvious that the man who provided a new dimension In managing hockey teams was not even told prior to him being replaced as national team manager for the Asian Games.

The KLHA council who are expected to meet next Monday are said to be bent on rejecting the resignation.

But Koshy is adamant that he wants to leave.

"My time is up and let someone else take KL hockey to greater heights," were the parting words of Koshy.

Monday, August 11, 2014

THE JOKE IS ON YOU MHC

In what can be labelled a conspiracy made in hell, the Malaysian Hockey Confederation decided to replace their national hockey team coach just 40 days before the Asian Games.

And in an about turn, the gold medal target, so strongly advocated in the past has now been reduced to a [lace in the final of the Asian Games, something that will not make a difference as on;y the gold medal winner makes it to the 2016 Olympics.

MHC named Arul Selvaraj as the head, given powers to pick his own assistants while Tai Beng Hai was named as the manager, thus casting a doubt on the future of George Koshy as well.

Listen to the full press conference and decide if Malaysian Hockey heads for a free fall as answers are evasive.

Monday, August 04, 2014

DUTCH STINT TO GO AHEAD

While crynics continue with their barrage of criticism of the national hockey team, life goes on for them in their preparation for the Asian Games.

A total of 25 players are expected to leave for Holland on August 11 for a three week training stint and will return to Malaysia on September 2.

The plan is to have these players train and play some competence matches to prepare them for the Asiad where gold is the target and a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics that cones with it.

" As of today we are still proceeding with the plan for the three week training camp in Holland," said team manager George Koshy.

"We received approval in principle last month from both the MHC and NSC and proceeded by finalizing the arrangementsfor it .

"Unless otherwise advised, we hope to name the players by the end of the week as they will be the ones fighting for a place for the final squad for the Asian Games."

The team will be based at HC ijsseloever in ijsselstein during the three weeks in Holland.

With the Razak Cup scheduled for August 15 to 24, those named will not be able to represent their respective states.

Friday, August 01, 2014

CHUA, WE MISS YOU



It was today a year  ago that fate dealt Malaysian hockey a bitter blow as Marcus Chua Boon Huat died tragically in a road accident.

His death sent shockwaves, with many still being unable to come to terms that the life of a person, loved by so many was snatched away all of a sudden.

While the family has tried to overcome the loss of their loved one, Malaysian hockey has somewhat struggled to fill the shows of the pony tailed smiling Chinese boy that hailed from Malacca.

Chua had a mission, and that was to see Malaysia play in the World Cup, and although he was not there in The Hague last May, there is no doubt that Chua played a vital role in ensuring Malaysia play their first World Cup since 1998 on merit.

Chua gave his all when on the pitch, never one to pull punches, and if only the current batch of national players can for a moment stop and reflecy on how the famous Number 3 conducted himself on the pitch, will they play their hearts out.

Chua had a tattoo “Living The Dream” inscribed on his arm but today Malaysian hockey is “Living in the dreams”.

Ask any hockey fan, player or official, they all have kind words to say about Chua, and he deserved every accolade that was showered upon him as he left the world to be with his creator.

There is an important lesson that all connected with Malaysian hockey can learn from Chua, for he was one person that never gave up or threw the towel no matter how impossible the task looked.

Chua was left out of the national team for reasons best known to some but he strived to prove critics wong, never begrudged anyone as he worked hard on the pitch doing what he did best, let his hockey do the talking.

And Chua was instrumental in the national team that finished fifth in the World League in June last year in Johor Baru that eventually paved the way for Malaysia to play in the 2014 World Cup.

Today Malaysian hockey is divided with many factions, all pulling in the opposite direction, with personalities [utting their self interest over the nations.

Chua is probably looking at all that is transpiring from God’s home, shaking his head in disbelief that what was a smooth ride a year ago has now ended tragically.

{ersonally I miss Chua, for his death coming weeks after I lost my Mum last year created a big vacuum in my life, for Chua was someone who would call and seekadvice on what to do when put in a situation.

Chua, there is one humble request from all of us to you, put in a good word to the almighty for Malaysian hockey needs divine intervention since you are notaround personally to help us be back on the right track.


Rest in peace brother, we all miss you.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE FIXTURES

Malaysia will compete in the Champions Challenge in Kuantan next month. We are publishing the fixtures as the MHC and Pahang HA have been awfully quiet on this, perhaps keeping things for a big press conference when really this type of information should be readily available to their website, that has been in a long slumber

Friday, March 21, 2014

UiTM GET THE BETTER OF MBJB


It was not their best performance but UiTM Lions in making their debut at national club level competitions played well enough to defeat Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) 4-0 at the National Hockey Stadium.

Read more: www.tnbmhl.com.my

Thursday, March 20, 2014

MHC HIDES FIXTURES FROM US

Below are the fixtures of the National Under 16 Tournament that will be held in Perlis commencing March 22 till March 30.

These are fixtures that MHC did not want this website to have and thanks to some state affiliates, we are able to publish them for the benefit of the hockey fans.

We seek the assistance of team officials to provide us with match details/results so we can keep fans informed of developments at the tournament.

MILO UNDER 16 HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
FIXTURES - MEN
GROUP A

GROUP  B
A1. PERAK

B1. KUALA LUMPUR
A2. KEDAH

B2. TERENGGANU
A3. SELANGOR

B3. PENANG
A4. N.SEMBILAN

B4. KELANTAN
A5. PAHANG

B5. SABAH
A6. PERLIS

B6. JOHOR



SATURDAY 22 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
1
0700
KANGAR
A
KEDAH
Vs
PAHANG
2
0845
KANGAR
A
PERAK
Vs
  PERLIS
3
1030
KANGAR
A
SELANGOR
vs
NEGERI SEMBILAN
4
1415
KANGAR
B
KUALA LUMPUR
vs
JOHOR
5
1545
KANGAR
B
TERENGGANU
vs
SABAH
6
1715
KANGAR
B
PENANG
vs
KELANTAN

SUNDAY 23 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
7
0715
KANGAR
A
KEDAH
Vs
  NEGERI SEMBILAN
8
0900
KANGAR
A
PERAK
vs
PAHANG
9
1515
KANGAR
A
PERLIS
vs
SELANGOR
10
1700
KANGAR
B
TERENGGANU
vs
KELANTAN

MONDAY 24 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
11
0715
KANGAR
B
KUALA LUMPUR
Vs
  SABAH
12
0900
KANGAR
B
JOHOR
vs
PENANG
13
1515
KANGAR
A
NEGERI SEMBILAN
vs
PAHANG
14
1700
KANGAR
A
SELANGOR
vs
PERAK

TUESDAY 25 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
15
0715
KANGAR
A
PERLIS
Vs
  KEDAH
16
0900
KANGAR
B
KELANTAN
vs
SABAH
17
1515
KANGAR
B
PENANG
vs
KUALA LUMPUR
18
1700
KANGAR
B
JOHOR
vs
TERENGGANU



WEDNESDAY 26 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
19
0715
KANGAR
A
PAHANG
Vs
  SELANGOR
20
0900
KANGAR
A
NEGERI SEMBILAN
vs
PERLIS
21
1515
KANGAR
A
KEDAH
vs
PERAK
22
1700
KANGAR
B
SABAH
vs
PENANG

THURSDAY 27 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
23
0715
KANGAR
B
KELANTAN
Vs
  JOHOR
24
0900
KANGAR
B
TERENGGANU
vs
KUALA LUMPUR
25
1515
KANGAR
A
PERAK
vs
NEGERI SEMBILAN
26
1700
KANGAR
A
PAHANG
vs
PERLIS

FRIDAY 28 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
27
0715
KANGAR
A
SELANGOR
Vs
  KEDAH
28
0900
KANGAR
B
PENANG
vs
TERENGGANU
29
1515
KANGAR
B
KUALA LUMPUR
vs
KELANTAN
30
1700
KANGAR
B
SABAH
vs
JOHOR

SATURDAY 29 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
31
1500
KANGAR
SF 1
WINNER GROUP A
Vs        
RUNNER UP GROUP B
32
1700
KANGAR
SF 2
WINNER GROUP B
vs
RUNNER UP GROUP A

SUNDAY 30 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
33
1500
KANGAR
3 / 4
LOSER MN 31
Vs    
LOSER MN 32
34
1700
KANGAR
FINAL
WINNER MN 31
vs
WINNER MN 32




MILO UNDER 16 HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
FIXTURES - WOMEN
GROUP A

GROUP  B
A1. PENANG

B1. SELANGOR
A2. KEDAH

B2. KUALA LUMPUR
A3. JOHOR

B3. PERLIS
A4. PAHANG

B4. N. SEMBILAN
A5. TERENGGANU

B5. KELANTAN


SATURDAY 22 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
1
0730
K. PERLIS
B
KUALA LUMPUR
vs
KELANTAN
2
0900
K. PERLIS
B
PERLIS
vs
NEGERI SEMBILAN
3
1515
K. PERLIS
A
KEDAH
Vs
  TERENGGANU
4
1700
K. PERLIS
A
JOHOR
vs
PAHANG

SUNDAY 23 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
5
0730
K. PERLIS
B
SELANGOR
Vs
  KELANTAN
6
0900
K. PERLIS
B
KUALA LUMPUR
Vs       
NEGERI SEMBILAN
7
1515
K. PERLIS
A
KEDAH
vs
PAHANG
8
1700
K. PERLIS
A
PENANG
vs
TERENGGANU

MONDAY 24 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
9
0730
K. PERLIS
B
NEGERI SEMBILAN
vs
KELANTAN
10
0900
K. PERLIS
B
PERLIS
vs
SELANGOR
11
1515
K. PERLIS
A
JOHOR
Vs      
  PENANG
12
1700
K. PERLIS
A
PAHANG
vs
TERENGGANU

TUESDAY 25 MARCH 2014
REST DAY

WEDNESDAY 26 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
13
0730
K. PERLIS
A
PENANG
vs
 KEDAH
14
0900
K. PERLIS
A
TERENGGANU
vs
 JOHOR
15
1515
K. PERLIS
B
KUALA LUMPUR
Vs
   SELANGOR
16
1700
K. PERLIS
B
KELANTAN
vs
 PERLIS



THURSDAY 27 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
17
0730
K. PERLIS
A
JOHOR
vs
KEDAH
18
0900
K. PERLIS
A
PENANG
Vs
  PAHANG
19
1515
K. PERLIS
B
SELANGOR
vs
NEGERI SEMBILAN
20
1700
K. PERLIS
B
PERLIS
vs
KUALA LUMPUR

FRIDAY  28 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
21
1500
K. PERLIS
SF 1
WINNER GROUP A
Vs        
RUNNER UP GROUP B
22
1700
K. PERLIS
SF 2
WINNER GROUP B
vs
RUNNER UP GROUP A

SATURDAY 29 MARCH 2014
MN
Time
Pitch
Group
Teams
23
1500
K. PERLIS
3 / 4
LOSER MN 21
Vs    
LOSER MN 22
24
1700
K. PERLIS
FINAL
WINNER MN 21
vs
WINNER MN 22