Saturday, April 16, 2016

Joining the Force

Having served the nation on the Hockey pitch, four players will  now serve the country in a different uniform.

The four - national skipper Mohd Razie Rahim, Nabil Fiqri Mohd Nor,  Farah Ayuni  Yahya and  Noor Hasliza Md Ali will be reporting for training as Police Inspectors with the Royal Malaysian Police on May 8.

And it's not just players as international umpire Norasyikin and Saruddin was also successful in joining the force.

While this will mean that the four will not be able to represent the nation for at least nine months as they will be undergoing training, this will ensure that the players wil have a life Long career to fall back upon after their playing days are over.

MHC Vice President and Coaching Chairman Dato Ow Soon Kooi was instrumental in convincing the players to join PDRM.

Being a former police inspector himself, having donned national Colours for 11 years and captaining the team for 4 years, Dato Ow is well aware of the fact that having a good career will help the players develop their game.

"This will give them a professional career and life after their playing days are over," said Dato Ow who is today a successful businessman.

" I must thank the Inspector General  Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and   Dato  Seri Zulkifli  Abdullah the Director of Management of PDRM for giving an opportunity to qualified national players to join the force.

' This is an effort by PDRM to help sports development and we are grateful to them. The MHC is grateful and thankful that our players and officials are given an opportunity to serve the nation in a different capacity."

Razie and Nabil will not be available for tournaments such as the Australian League and the Asian Champions Trophy this year.

As for the girls they will miss the World League around 2 that Malaysia is to host on a date yet to be determined by FIH.