Ipoh Bug which started in 2008 with the goal of ‘Developing Youth through Sport’ had an active month in March with their holding of the Junior Cup and the launch of their Football Centre.
The Junior Cup was held during the first term school holidays and saw five teams each participating in the U13 and U15 mini tournament with teams coming from Kedah and Kuala Lumpur.
The Under-13 champion was Team Ipoh Bug while the Under-15 champion was Team Ipoh International School.
Ipoh Bug’s Football Centre which was launched in early March has so far brought in two ex-National football players, Chan Keat Swee and Wong Kuw Fou to train its players.
According to William Chang, Ipoh Bug’s Chief Co-ordinator, the goal of the Football Centre is “to provide the boys with more than just the basic training to excel in the game with the target of preparing them to participate in league games”. The Centre’s weekly training is held at the YMCA field. Ipoh Bug charges a nominal fee for the training which covers field rentals and travel cost for invited coaches.
Besides the Centre, the club also holds football training every Sunday at the Rangers Camp, Tambun Road from 5.00-7.00 p.m.