Eighteen boys and girls under the MHC-1Mas Development Programme will leave for Australia on Tuesday to compete in the FHE Cup from Nov 24-27 at the Perth Hockey Stadium.
1Mas Malaysia Tigers go into the tournament as defending champions which also includes Kuala Lumpur 1Mas team, Japan’s Under-16 Development squad and five local clubs.
FHE Cup is an Under 16 international invitational tournament that was created in 2007. It has attracte national and state representative teams from Japan, Singapore and Australia in the past.
The1Mas Malaysia Tigers defeated Western Australia HEAT 1-0 in the 2015 final while the 1Mas Tigress lost 2-3 to Western Australia Tap 2 in the third-fourth placing match after both teams were held to a 2-2 draw in regulation time.
“We have several Under-15 players in both the boys and girls teams for the FHE Cup this year. The exposure in the FHE will make a lot of difference as they are playing against the Japanese Under-16 development team and Australian sides,” said 1Mas Director of Development, Tai Beng Hai, today.
The players were met by Malaysian Hockey Confederation Chief Executive Officer, Logan Raj, and coaches for a briefing at the Tun Razak Hockey Stadium after their final training session.
Boys’ 1Mas Tigers coach, S. Velappan, said they have assembled a team of experience players with five of them who featured in the 2015 event. They are Muhammad Hafiz Mohd Zauri, Makmurmasuha Faisal, Pavandip Singh, Muhammad Faiq Nazwan and Muhammad Hafizal.
They play their opening matches against Western Australia Tap 3 and New South Wales AR2 on Nov 24, face Western Australia Tap 1 on Nov 25 and Japan the following day. The final of the boys and girls is on Nov 27.
The 1Mas Malaysia Tigress led by team captain Nurafwani Mohamad Sukri, will open their campaign against Japan on Nov 24.
Boys Under-16 Squad - Mohamad Kamarulzaman Kamaruddin, Mohamad Haridzmi Shah Mohamad Nizam, Makmurmasuha Faisal, Edry Hazriq Md Fozi (all SMK Bentara Luar Johor); Pavadip Singh (SMK Bukit Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur); Muhd Faiq Nazwan Mohd Azhar (SMK Tunku Besar Tampin, Negeri Sembilan), Muhammad Hafiz Mohd Zauri, Muhammad Syahir Hasif Harun, Muhammad Hamiz Mohd Ahir, Muhamad Nazrey Din, Muhammad Syawal Abdul Razak (all SMK Temerloh Pahang); Muhammad Solehuddin Yuzaidi (SMK Mutiara Impian Penang), Mohamad Danial Ahmad Kuzairi, Muhammad Afiq Iqbal Ahmad Faudzi, Muhammad Fahmi , Mohamad Syazwan Syafiq Basir, Muhammad Hafizal Halmi (all SMK Anderson Perak), Muhammad Zafri Afiq Nor Azlan (SMK Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Selangor)
Coach: S. Velappan
Coach: S. Velappan
Asst Coach: Mohd Nor Affazly
Girls Under-16 Squad: Siti Nur Atikah Abu Hanifah, Norahafizah Hashim, Nur Iwana Jamaluddin, Nurul Aszawiyah Sakur, Nurafwani Mohamad Sukri, Siti Nur Arfah Mh Nor, Puteri Nur Batrisyia Nor Nawawi, Farah Hanim Ahmad Sobri, Nurmaizatul Hanim Syafi,Nur Amira Asyiqin Ismadi, Siti Zulaika Husin, Siti Nur Balqis, Nur Fatihah Md Saiuti, Kirandeep Kaur, Siti Mardiana Ahmad, Josephine Anak Angkun, Vantorriyana anak Piah, Nurul Faten Atiqah Razali.
Manager: Yahya Atan
Head Coach: Roshin Noordin
Asst Coach: Nuriza Sulaiman