Club Laila Rawas from Kota Baru emerged champion in the 6th Ipoh City Veteran Football Carnival held at the Ipoh Padang recently. The runner-up was Majlis Perbandaran Kajang B. Invitations were sent to 145 local authorities and clubs to participate in the tournament, but only 30 responded.
According to the deputy organising chairman Zulkifli Jaafar Sidek, all the participants this year were from within the country unlike last year when teams from South Thailand had participated.
Among the newcomers to the tournament were Grace Homecare and Perak Chinese Recreation Club (PCRC).
SMJK Yuk Choy Ipoh, with the collaboration of the Perak Chinese Recreation Club, organised a Rakan Muda Kecergasan programme to teach basic skills in football at their school’s football field recently.
According to Mr. Sit Wai Yin, the Co-curriculum Senior Assistant of SMJK Yuk Choy, the program will instil discipline and promote healthy activities among the students. He acknowledged the Youth and Sport Ministry, Perak Chinese Recreation Club and Sport Department of SMJK Yuk Choy, for their continuous efforts in promoting healthy activities in the school. The programme was assisted by Mr. Chan Kok Heng, an ex-Perak and National footballer who volunteered to give the basic training. “I am grateful for my alma mater in helping me become a footballer and this is my way of giving back”, he said.