Meeting this week will kickstart series of discussions about future of National Football Development Programme (NFDP). Should the government continue babysitting the programme with taxpayers’ money? Also, it’s been three years and there is still no sight of the 2017 KL SEA Games accounts.
Former international Baljit Singh hopes a stint with the national junior team will help him in his new coaching career.
Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria says recording trials and tribulations of Malaysians athletes can serve as motivation for upcoming talents.
The cordial meeting between Tunku Ismail Ibrahim and Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican came as a “win” for government officials following the Crown Prince of Johor’s cold treatment of Reezal’s predecessors.
Veteran sports journalist Lukman Salleh believes survival of the industry hinges on one’s ability to adapt and evolve.
Veteran administrator Datuk Sieh Kok Chi echoes call by Olympian Maninderjit Singh that sports officials must be vetted before they are voted in, as they tend to move from one association to another to fulfill personal agendas.
Pakatan Harapan could split further after PKR says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, and not Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, should be the coalition’s PM candidate. Also, swimming pools will be open to athletes while diners can now eat together at restaurants.
Bowling queen Shalin Zulkifli is eager to catch up on many things after having been a national athlete for 30 years while she continues to contribute to the welfare of athletes.
With sports events disrupted due to Covid-19, Astro is offering rebates to its Sports Pack customers. It, meanwhile, plans to broadcast several major events, including the Euro and Olympics, next year.
Great news for our national athletes as those involved in the Olympics can start training from June 1.
Some indoor sports centres and gymnasiums are said to have started operating during Conditional Movement Control Order. They can expect ‘friendly’ visits soon from officers of the state Youth and Sports Department.
Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican says the ministry will reach out to other ministries and agencies to help private trainers, gym operators and others within the sports industry who have been badly hit by Covid-19.
Veteran sports administrator Datuk Sieh Kok Chi says private coaches are “victims” of Covid-19 pandemic and that stakeholders should use this opportunity to create a leaner and meaner workforce that will make financial sense while meeting objectives.