A total of 35 teams hailing from all over Malaysia and Singapore took part in the 11th hockey carnival by the Ipoh Lads Hockey Club at the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Stadium in Ipoh recently.
The annual event, which has been postponed for 2 years due to the pandemic, was officiated by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu as the guest of honour.
Present were Ipoh Lads President, Malvinderjit Singh Randhawa and Ipoh Lads Secretary, Jasbir Singh Nannuan among others.
Running in its 11th edition, the carnival aimed to raise funds for the club activities besides continuously promoting a healthy lifestyle.
According to Jasbir, the minister congratulated the club on organising the huge sporting event as it would encourage more youths to be involved in hockey and at the same time inspire Malaysians to be involved in sports, in line with the Ministry Of Youth and Sports’ mission to shape a sporting nation.
The committee of the club expressed utmost gratitude to the Perak Hockey Association, Ipoh City Council (MBI) and the ministry for the assistance in ensuring the success of the carnival as well as all participating teams for their overwhelming support.
Unfolded with a bigger scale this year, there were 3 categories contested: Open, Veteran (45 and above) and Veteran (50 and above).
Ipoh Lads Hockey Club emerged champions of the Open category while FOCO and Armed Forces were crowned champions for the Veteran 45 and Veteran 50 respectively.
Established in 2009 by a group of ex-state players, Ipoh Lads Hockey Club has emerged as one of the most active sporting clubs in the state. For instance, it has regularly held and participated in various sports, charity events and development activities.
The club is set to work closely with the ministry to organise more sporting events in the future. For more updates, visit the Facebook page of the club (Ipoh Lads).
The full results of the 11th hockey carnival as follows:
Champion – Ipoh Lads Hockey Club
First runner-up – Kulim Lions B
Third – Fukrey HC
Fourth – Matri HC
Champion – FOCO
First Runner-up – 40s Leopard
Joint Third – Ssu Kelab Aman & 40s Panther
Champion – Old Free Association
First Runner-up – Prince of Wales Xokei Club
Joint Third – Ipoh Lads Hockey Club & TBSS Alumni (Tampin)
Champion – Barrels KL
First Runner-up – 30 Dirty
Joint Third- Ex Dolphins & HockeyLAH Juniors
Fourth – KHA Oldies
Champion – Armed Forces
First Runner-up – The Royal Selangor Club
Joint Third – SSU Kelab Aman & Friends of Hockey Singapore
Champion – 30 50 HC
First Runner-up – Ipoh Lads HC
Joint Third – Synergy Hockey Club & Liquorice All Sorts Kuala Lumpur
Champion – Prince of Wales Xokei Club