Hockey icon William Fidelis’ funeral on Wednesday was a quiet affair as the Covid-19 pandemic meant many could not turn up to say goodbye.
Hockey icon William Fidelis, who died yesterday, coached countless national players, including Olympians. What many do not know was that he was also a good cook. His nephew, Twentytwo13’s executive editor Graig Nunis pays tribute to the 87-year-old.
The Malaysia Hockey League concludes tomorrow. The nearly month-long event showed it is possible to have a sports bubble as around 400 players, managers, officials, bus drivers and ball boys stayed under one roof for the duration of the tournament.
There are parents who encourage their children to pick up sports but many others claim there is no future in sports. Yet they question why Malaysia does not have enough talents.
Auditor Mohamad Zaharani Maulud and wife, Morlizawati Ghazali have invested money, time and energy coaching students hockey over the past few years as they hope more children adopt a healthy lifestyle and be encouraged to pick up sports.
Former hockey international Kevin Nunis has been named the head coach of the National Hockey Development Programme – a programme aimed to widen the talent pool in Malaysia.
National hockey coaches A. Arul Selvaraj, Mohd Amin Rahim and Wallace Tan are under self-isolation after coming with contact with a person under investigation (PUI), whose housemate has Covid-19. The National Sports Institute dietician, however, has tested negative for the virus and the trio will resume their daily activities soon.
Olympian Maninderjit Singh stresses there is no point emphasising and investing a whole lot of money in sports in schools if there is no follow-through to ensure students continue to play the sport when they enter university.
Olympian Maninderjit Singh, better known as Mike, says Malaysia Hockey Confederation should have made Paul Revington the national coach instead of letting him handle the grassroots given the ambitious targets set by the national body.
Former international Baljit Singh hopes a stint with the national junior team will help him in his new coaching career.
Grays Hockey Southeast Asia brand manager Allan Netto says the company’s decision to launch an interest-free monthly instalment plan for all its products will give players a chance to buy high-end equipment.
Former hockey international Maninderjit Singh says those who intend to hold positions in the Malaysian Hockey Confederation must be vetted to ensure they are able to contribute to the association and sport.
4th Klang Hockey Fest renames the main trophy as A. Anthony Ravindra Challenge Trophy in honour of the former international who passed away last October.