Club Aman firmly engraved their name on the Tandoor Grill Challenge Trophy while Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) won the Late Sardar Sewa Singh Challenge Trophy in the 7th Ipoh Lads International Veteran Hockey Carnival 2018.
This nine-a-side tournament was specially designed for veterans aged above 40 (veterans category) and 50 (veteran masters category) where both the teams from Kuala Lumpur showed their dominance by winning their respective categories. The carnival held at the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Stadium saw 18 teams participating in this year’s challenge.
Ipoh Lads Deputy President, Jasbir Nannuan said, “This is the 7th successive year Ipoh Lads Hockey Club has been organising this veteran hockey carnival. Next year we are planning to organise this carnival on a larger scale as it will be our club’s 10th anniversary. We hope to get the same support from all the teams and we will invite more international teams to participate.”
Besides Club Aman and UPNM, the other teams that took part were host Ipoh Lads HC, Sathya HC, Dragons, Sentul SC, Zenith International School, Perlis Super Seniors, Terengganu Veteran Team, Friends of Hockey Singapore, Prince of Wales IXC, 30-50 Club, Penang Sports Club, St John’s, Tamilian Physical Cultural Association and Synergy HC.
Jasbir added that Ipoh Lads will be hosting its annual junior tournament on November 3 and 4. A total of 108 teams from all over Malaysia are expected to take part in this annual tournament. It will be held at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium.