We are happy to announce the Pahang Women Hockey Association, in collaboration with Pahang Sports Council and ICAN Sports Event, is hosting the 2nd edition of the Pahang Queen’s Cup Challenge. HRH Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom of Pahang Darul Makmur is the patron of the event.
This year’s tournament marks the second year of the prestigious women hockey challenge to be held over one week from 21 – 27th February in Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur.
Eight state teams will be participating at the hockey stadium at Wisma Belia and the Pahang Darul Makmur Sports Complex.
The Pahang Queen’s Cup challenge is aimed at providing a systematic development platform for young talents/players in Malaysia to develop and showcase their talents in a highly competitive environment.
It will help create future job opportunities for women players, coaches, sport sciences practitioners and be an avenue for players and coaches to seriously consider the sport of hockey as a professional career.
The first inaugural tournament, held in November 2008, saw the Kedah state team emerging the inaugural champion with state teams from Pahang and Johore coming in second and third respectively.
The event was not held in 2009 due to the high incidences of the H1N1 flu sickness in the country.
The organisers are happy to welcome Genting World Resorts as the main corporate sponsor for this year’s event and look forward to greater involvement from the corporate sector in supporting the development of women hockey in Malaysia through this program.
This tournament is being jointly organised by Pahang Women Hockey Association (PWHP), Pahang Sports Association and ICAN Sports Event. Also the organisers are grateful with the full support and encouragement obtained from Ministry of Youth & Sports, Pahang Youth & Sports Exco and the Malaysian Women Hockey Association.
IThe awareness created through the media will go a long way towards making the program a cornerstone behind women hockey sports development.