The Johor Hockey Association will organise several courses and seminars in conjunction with the 6th Sultan of Johor Cup.
The annual age group tournament will be held from October 31 till November 6 at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium.
It has attracted the participation of Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Japan, England and Malaysia.
The courses and seminars to be held in conjunction with the tournament are Technical Officials, Umpires and Coaching,
One significant difference this year would be that the courses/seminars will only be for those from Johor.
" We want to give our officials a chance to improve themselves and learn new things in all these three aspects!" Said JHA Deputy President Manjit Majid Abdullah.
" We hope to get some good Instructors both locally and internationally to provide in depth knowledge to those attending the seminars or courses.
" At the same time we will seek the assistance of the countries participating to allow their coaches to spare done time in lectures or practical training for our coaches.
" This will no doubt benefit the development of Hockey in the state."
Having served Malaysian Hockey for almost four decades, Manjit Majid Abdullah was conferred the prestigious Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) by His Royal Highness Sultan Ahmad Shah today.
The award conferred carries the title Dato and it was a fitting tribute to a man who has served sports unselfishly.
A keen sportsman, with Hockey as his passion and now Golf as his Favourite past time, Dato Manjit provides valuable advice to HRH Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, the Crown Prince of Pahang who has Manjit as his Sports Advisor.