Seventy-one teams in Se­lan­gor League

New Straits Times - - Sport -

with matches be­ing played at the Pe­tal­ing Jaya City Coun­cil, Pan­dama­ran and the KPM Pan­tai Sta­di­ums.

The league will also in­tro­duce a new di­vi­sion called the Dis­trict Level De­vel­op­ment (DLD) as part of the Malaysian Hockey Con­fed­er­a­tion (MHC) and the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion Sports Di­vi­sion de­vel­op­ment part­ner­ship pro­gramme.

Each DLD dis­trict will be al­lowed to field one un­der-14 team in the league for free and the matches will be played in the KPM Stadium in Pan­tai.

S. Kuna, QI Group’s deputy group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor ex­pressed his de­light on the con­tin­ued part­ner­ship with Se­lan­gor HA.

“As a keen sup­porter of one of our top na­tional sports, I am also quite happy to see the league mov­ing into full gear for the third year run­ning.

“This will give a good plat­form for hockey fans in the state to see top class ac­tion up close and in the process un­earthing new tal­ent which could be nur­tured into na­tional or world class play­ers.”

“Ad­di­tion­ally, our part­ner­ship with Se­lan­gor HA clearly demon­strates our strong sup­port for the de­vel­op­ment of hockey, where Malaysia is ranked 12th in the world, and hav­ing qual­i­fied for the World Cup in In­dia next year,” said Kuna.

In Di­vi­sion One, de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons UiTM will look­ing to win their fourth con­sec­u­tive ti­tle but are ex­pected to face stiff com­pe­ti­tion.

PJCC Tigers will be one of the teams to watch as they won the Ju­nior Hockey League Di­vi­sion One ti­tle in May.

Also look­ing to chal­lenge UiTM will be the Hamzah Machang and X-Ma­trix. Jug­jet Singh

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