Monday, February 8, 2016


UniKL Hockey Club President Amir Azhar Ibrahim is now a Dato.

The quiet, unassuming founder of the UniKL Hockey team was bestowed the Darjah Indra Mahkota Pahang by His Royal Hoghness Sultan Ahmad Shah in conjunction with his birthday last week.

Amir is deserving of the award for his tireless work both at his corporate office at UniKL as well as on the hockey pitch.

Many a time in his early days of involvement in Hockey, one could see a unassuming Amir seated in the stands, more often then not with his Wife besides him.

Despite being a family man Amir would not let that get in the way of his love for the sport.

Amir was roped in as a member of the National Team Management Committee during the previous line up and currently is a member of the MHC Competitions Committee.

Amir has also successfully masterminded the construction of UniKl's Hockey pitch, aptly named the Tengku Abdullah Stadium in Bangi.

On the Hockey front, Amir always put the priority of the players in the forefront and the majority of the players of the National Juniors that went on to finish fourth in the 2013 Junior World Cup came from UniKL.

Daring to take up challenges is his forte and it is hoped that this award will spur him to do more for the sport.

We congratulate Amir for a well deserving award and hope that many more hockey players will benefit from his vision and desire in Hockey.