Raja Ashman Shah Sultan Azlan Shah (third from left) sharing a light moment with the participants while State Culture, Arts Youth and Sports Exco Datuk Zainol Fadzi Paharuddin (left) looks on after the launch of the 1Malaysia Youth Under-16 hockey camp on Saturday. Pic by Ikhwan Munir.
IPOH: The Malaysia-Singapore Sikhs Sports Council (MSSSC) 1Malaysia Youth Under-16 hockey camp was officially launched at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh on Saturday.
At hand to officiate the four-day national camp was Raja Ashman Shah Sultan Azlan Shah.
"The camp will see 100 youth of all races from every state undergoing basic hockey training with the objective to not only groom our youth with hockey skills, but also moral values, psychological and motivational skills as well," said MSSSC president Datuk Sohan Singh.
The other objective of the camp was to select players for the Junior Hockey League which starts on Jan 9.
The Sikhs have always produced sterling hockey players for the country with the likes of former skippers DSP Mohinder Singh and Sarjit Singh as well as the Malaysian Hockey Confederation secretary general Maninderjit Singh.
Currently, Kelvinder Singh, Baljit Singh and Harvinder Singh are in the national side.