UniKL have a home of their own

Deliver the trophy and you will be duly rewarded.

That was what the President and Chief Executive Officer If University Kuala Lumpur , Prof Dato Dr. Mazliham Su’ud said when asked to comment on the incentive for the UniKL Hockey Team that will take on KL Hockey Club in the TNB Cup final tomorrow.

“ At UniKL I have instilled a policy, that when targets are met, the staff get duly rewarded. And the same applies to the Hockey team,” revealed Mazliham when met at the Tengku Abdullah Hockey Stadium in Bangi.

UniKL is the first Hockey Club in the country to have its own stadium to cater for its teams and development program.

“ UniKL is committed towards its main objective to provide the platform for aspiring athletes and expose their talent at the highest level. Hence, this will provide for a bigger talent pool for the nation,” said Mazliham.

The Tengku Abdullah Hockey Stadium will be fully operational in April this year.

Besides a state of the art artificial pitch, other facilities to be made available are LED Scoreboard, Grandstand Terrace, Clubhouse/Office, Gymnasium, Executive Office (VIP Box), Changing Room (4), Theatrette (2), Meeting Room, Video Room, Medical/TO Room, Press Room, Cold Bath / Sauna and Wall of Fame.

“ UniKL besides using this facility as a training ground for its teams as well as the home venue for future MHL matches, intend to hold coaching clinics for age group, a structured development program for students of our universities from various locations, hold leagues for hockey clubs, schools, universities and community located around Bangi, Nilai, Serdang, Seri Kembangan, Kajang and Putrajaya, added Mazliham.

In addition to having its own hockey stadium, UniKL plans to start offering academic program for budding athletes (starting with hockey, football and rugby) by beginning of 2019 with the objective of preparing these young athletes for a career in sports and beyond.

“ The

programs will encompasses technical area of interest, science, management and coaching aspects of sports,” revealed Mazliham.

“ We are currently working with renowned international universities, foreign clubs and soon will be engaging with the local sports industry and authorities for input