The International Hockey Tournament 2014, held at Stadium Azlan Shah, Ipoh from September 11 to 13, concluded on a bright note. Twenty two teams from 16 schools from all over the country took part in the 9-a-side tournament. The tournament was organised by Raja Perempuan School, Ipoh (RPS) for the second year running.
Sekolah Sukan Tunku Mahkota Ibrahim, Johor (SSTMI), bagged the champion trophy beating Universiti Teknologi Mara 2-1 in a thrilling final. Trengganu B took third spot defeating Project Alpha 2-0.
Best Player Award was won by Nur Syahira Mohd Yazid of SSTMI. Mashitah Khalid from Project Alpha was adjudged the best goalkeeper while RPS Bravo B took home the Fair Play award.
Director of Majlis Sukan Negeri Perak (Perak Sports Council), Haji Musa Dun, gave away the trophies and awards. He told reporters that the Council would help schools to organise competitions such as this from time to time. The primary objective, he said was to source for new sporting talents.
Principal of RPS, Juahir Mohd Hassan said that by organising the tournament, the school was a step closer in realising its aim of being nominated a cluster school.
“One of the requirements is to organise a high-impact sport or social activity. We took the challenge and have never looked back,” she enthused.