Malaysia is home to many talented hockey players who have managed to make their mark in this sport.
Kelvin Koh: Kelvin Koh, who was born on 7 September 1993, is one of Malaysia’s top male hockey players. He first represented Malaysia at the age of 18 and has been playing for his country ever since. Besides being a member of the national team, he also plays for Malaysian Hockey League team Perak.
Nur Fazira: Nur Fazira is a Malaysian athlete who has represented her country in cycling and badminton events as well as international hockey competitions. In 2016 she became the national women’s hockey coach in Malaysia
The Malaysian hockey team is not so well known to the rest of the world, but they are loved back home in Malaysia.
Manufacturing in Malaysia has been growing steadily for years. There are now over 2,000 manufacturing companies throughout Malaysia.
The Malaysia national hockey team is the men’s and women’s national team that represents Malaysia in international field hockey competitions. It is one of the most successful teams in Southeast Asia. The team has won some major titles including world championships and Olympic gold medals.
Namsood Ahmed is a Malaysian field hockey player who played for the Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club from 1983 to 1993 and the Malaysian National Hockey Team from 1986 to 1991. He captained both teams, becoming one of only a few people to have captained both an international club and national side for Malaysia. In 1989 Namsood became one of only five Malaysian players who competed in four consecutive World Cups (1986-1990) when he represented his country as a member of KRLHC in Australia, Canada, Netherlands.
Malaysia has a long history of international hockey. The Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHOC) is the governing body for hockey in Malaysia and was established in 1958. Malaysia has participated in six Asia Games as well as nine Olympic Games with the most recent being the Rio Olympics 2016, where Azizul Raheem scored Malaysia’s first goal in Olympic history against Australia.
Malaysia’s first hockey competition was at the 1958 Asian Hockey Federation Championship, where they finished fourth out of six competitors. They have won three gold medals at this championship since then-in 1980, 2007 and 2009 respectively. At six different games, Malaysia’s medal count is seven golds, one silver and one bronze-making it the most successful team at these events.
Malaysia became a full member of the International Ice Hockey Federation on November 16, 2008, and is also a member of the Asian Ice Hockey Federation. Malaysia has a men’s national team which consists entirely of naturalized citizens; it was established in 2010 and began playing internationally in 2012 at the Valencia II Division IIB World Qualifier. The national league was established in 2011, and is composed only of teams from Kuala Lumpur.
In Malaysia, ice hockey is mostly played by expatriates and recent immigrants from Canada or Northern Europe, while field hockey is more popular among Malaysians – many of whom were at one point themselves expats. A notable figure in Malaysian hockey is Tengku Zafrul Aziz Tengku Mohd Zin who competed for Olympic gold medals with his country
Hockey is a fast-paced, physical sport. Hockey players need to be strong and have lots of stamina.
The Malaysian hockey team is one of the best teams in the world. This year, they became champions at the Malaysia SEA Games by defeating Thailand in the final.
Malaysian hockey is often overshadowed by the popularity of other sports in the country such as football and rugby. However, people are starting to take notice and have expressed interest in the sport.
There are many Malaysian hockey players who have contributed to this exciting game, but we’ll focus on 4 of them:
1) Mohd Faizal Mokhtar
2) Haris Safflan
3) Mohamad Syazwan Roslan
4) Lee Xin Wei