Friday, July 13, 2012

Dharmaraj selects Sukma freshies...

NATIONAL Juniors hockey coach K. Dharmaraj has never  been so excited about the Malaysia Games, as he saw come  encouraging changes in all states at the Pahang Games.
    After watching almost all the matches, his conclusion was  that the Games has finally served its purpose.
   “All the teams hers, men and women, play attacking  hockey just like the Project 2013. There was full press in all  the matches I watched as state coaches adapted the Project  2013 style of play.
    “This is a very encouraging news, as hockey was played at  a high pace, and there were many quality players in every  state,” said Dharmaraj.
    All the Project boys who went back to their states were  either made into skippers, or took the lead in their de partments.
     “Previously, this was not the trend, as some of the Project  players looked jaded when they played for their states. But in  Pahang, my boys are making their presence felt,” said  Dharmaraj.
     The other encouraging news is that Dharmaraj has spotted  at least one new face from every state.
     “Even Sarawak has a promising player in Rhohan Utok who  can flick the ball from one semi-circle to another. He will be  among those who will be called for a camp during the fasting  period,” said Dharmaraj.
     Only Kuala Lumpur players have not been selected: “I  know them (KL boys) like the back of my hand and will select  them at a later date.”
     The fresh faces selected for training are Sobirin llias  (Perlis), Hanif Azaemi (Kedah), Azwar Rahman (Penang),  Haris Fadillah,  Meor Azqan Haasan (Perak), Amir Zulka rnain Robangi (Selangor), Asraf Zulzali (Negri), Rasydan  Saiful (Malacca), Safeed Roslan (Johor), Sufi Ismat Ro hulamin (Terengganu), Azmi Deraman (Kelantan), Najib Abu  Hassan (Pahang).