UNITEN Ivy were crowned Division Four (women’s) champions in the TNB-QNET Selangor Hockey League (SHL).
In their last league match at KPM Hockey Stadium in Jalan Pantai, Uniten, with captain Noorain Mohd Arshad playing an inspiring role, were in excellent form and defeated Prodigy Babes 11-1 to end the season with unbeaten record.
Following the deserved victory, Uniten, who, finished with a maximum 15 points from their five outings, were assured of the Division Four crown for the second straight season.
Uniten team manager Izzwan Mohamed Saleeh said winning the Division Four title, for the second season, was inspiring.
“The players are all students. We had three players from UPM and our participation in the SHL was part of our preparations for next year’s Malaysian Women’s Hockey League (MWHL).
“We will be taking part in other competitions in the coming months to be well prepared for the national league,’’ said Izzwan.
UiTM finished runners-up after collecting 12 points from four wins, while third were IIUM Mustang with seven.
Uniten, as the champions, received RM1,500, the challenge trophy and medals, while UiTM and IIUM Mustang were rewarded with RM1,000 and RM750, respectively.
Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) deputy president Dr S. Shamala and former Selangor Hockey Association official C. Siva Subramaniam gave away the prizes.
Selangor Hockey Association secretary P. Kuganesan said they were pleased with the commitment of the six teams in Division Four and added: “The teams showed excellent teamwork and sportsmanship. But we would be happy if more women’s teams will take part in the future.”
Note : This article is adopted from The Star, dated 9th December 2016