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News : UniKL Celebrates National Heroes

Kuala Lumpur, 8 Jan 2014 - UniKL Hockey played host to the Malaysian Junior Hockey Team (Project 2013) in an Appreciation Hi-Tea to commemorate the success of the Project 2013 team finishing 4th in the recently concluded Junior World Cup (JWC) 2013 that will also signify the completion of the 1st cycle of UniKL involvement in Malaysia Hockey development. The event was graced by UniKL Chancellor, His Royal Highness Crown Prince of Pahang, who is also the President of Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC). 

UniKL Hockey reached the pinnacle of its short history when 12 of its current and former players were in the 2013 Junior World Cup 4th Placing Team and that accomplishment matched the 2012 Junior Asia Cup Championship team that boasted 13 of UniKL current and former hockey players.

UniKL Hockey was established in July 2009 from the idea of HRH Crown Prince of Pahang, UniKL Chancellor for UniKL to participate in the local hockey leagues. UniKL Hockey has set its objective to develop and expose young hockey talents to the most competitive leagues in Malaysia in an effort to widen and enhance the quality of the Nation talent pool. Besides hockey, players at UniKL are also exposed to the aspects of professionalism, sports science and self-improvement.

Since 2009, 101 players have had the chance to be part of UniKL Hockey with 13 new players just joined UniKL for the 2014 MJHL campaign. Most of them still play hockey competitively either with UniKL or with some other major clubs with few already made it all the way to the National Men Team.

In the event that was held at UniKL City Campus Lobby, the coaches and players of Project 2013 team were presented with a token incentive for their success in JWC 2013 by UniKL. This event will also commemorate the beginning of the new chapter in UniKL Hockey development with the launching of the 2014 Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) team which is hopeful to form the nucleus for the next Malaysian Junior World Cup Team for the 2016 campaign.

Reported by
Amir Azhar Ibrahim
President, UniKL Hockey

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