Feb 20, 2012

LIGA 1MCC – 32 teams to participate

Expect a mini World Cup come March this year as 32 teams from Perak, Penang and the Klang Valley stake their claim for this season’s LIGA 1MCC under 12 title.

1 MALAYSIA CARDIFF CITY plans for a kick off of the LIGA 1MCC on 3 March 2012. The 32participating teams will be divided into two groups with each team playing 15 matches in the round robin preliminary round. The top eight teams from each group will square off against each other in the last 16 of the knock – out stage. The teams will be in action every weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, from 8.30am to 5.00pm at the Rubber Research Institute fields in Sungai Buloh, Selangor.

The LIGA 1MCC is an FAM–sanctioned league and is a platform for all aspiring footballers to make their mark in a fun–filled, safe, organised and well–structured environment. Players, who impress, be it through talent, skills, commitment, determination or discipline will stand a chance of a training stint at the Cardiff City Youth Academy, an academy renowned for its well-structured programmes and philosophy.

Chairman of 1MCC, Dato’ Chan Tien Ghee said, “The LIGA 1MCC provides a platform for youths from different social, economic and racial backgrounds to come together to realize their full personal potential. If we can identify a potential football star, that would be a bonus. However, our programme is structured to reach out to all youths encouraging a healthy lifestyle through the medium of football. Other attributes such as team spirit, discipline, responsibility and commitment will emerge over time. This is also about developing our youths to be good citizens of the country.”

Dato’ Chan was speaking at the Team Managers’ Meeting at Bukit Kiara Club on 19 February where the 32 participating Team Managers gathered for the league draw.

1MCC Vision Statement“1MCC uses football as a catalyst to provide a pathway to develop youths, giving them equal opportunities in an all-inclusive environment. To give youths the basic right to participate and to achieve their personal highest potential, resulting in well-balanced individuals”

The Participating Teams

Shah Alam Academy FC· Akademi Bolasepak Kota Damansara · Akademi BolasepakMBPJ · Akademi Bolasepak Tunas Lagenda· Akademi Persatuan Sukan Bintang Biru· Akadem iSoccerkids-MBSA· Astaka FC· CIMB-YFA Bintang Muda· Glenmarie United· Jasmine Junior FC· Junior Soccer Schools· Kelab Bolasepak Remaja Harimau Klang· KelabBolasepakPuchong United FC· Kelab BolasepakRemaja Bersatu· Kelab Nuri Bank Rakyat· Kuala Lumpur Youth Soccer· Lestari Junior FC· Little League Soccer· Mahkota Football Academy · MBJ United· MY Kids Soccer· PFKA Batu Caves· PKNS FC· PNSB FC· Proficient Football Academy· Qube Football Academy· Red Giant Kid· Royal Selangor Club· S.P.T Indians Football Academy· Sweet Soccer Academy· UKRC Junior Kids· Junior Kids Perak Soccer Academy

Feb 1, 2012


WINDSOR Paul John officially stepped into the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) HQ today as its Executive Director. This is a full-time job compared to the previous appointment by AFC as a consultant.

The former FIFA DO Officer will take charge of all competitions,event management and restructuring that will be taking place in AFC. He will report to AFC secretary-general Dato Alex Soosay.

Needless to say Windsor experience in FAM, AFF, FIFA is impeccable. It is safe to say that after Dato Seri Paul Mony Samuel and Dato Peter Vellapan, Windsor Paul is the only one who has achieved such exposure.

From being a General Co-ordinator in the FIFA World Cup, FIFA Club Championship, not many are aware that he was recently in Japan as the Head of GC for the FIFA Club Championship and he is also the Head of FIFA inspection team to the London Olympics. He has also written a book on Football Event Management for FIFA President Datuk Seri Sepp Blatter. The book is expected to be launched soon.

Today, it is hard, if not impossible, to draw a parallel between Windsor Paul and most Malaysians for what the former has achieved in football administration, both regionally and globally.

A God-fearing man, many can't even stand his candidness. The former teacher who started his career as assistant coach in Selangor, under the supervision of the great Dato M.Chandran, moved on to be an administrator in FAM.

I had the honour to work with this man, and the little knowledge I have about football, was very much thought by Windsor. The rest is history they say ... To a brother I wish you all the best. May you be blessed and have a great year in AFC.