Wednesday July 27, 2011
Ministry proposes to build
multipurpose court for sports
By JADE CHAN
Photos by SAMUEL ONG
and Sports Ministry has proposed to build three
courts for sports in each parliamentary
constituency, said Kelana Jaya parliamentary
liaison officer Ong Chong Swen.
can be used for futsal, badminton, sepak takraw
and basketball,” she said.
due to the scarce availability of land in the
Kelana Jaya parliamentary constituency and other
areas, I suggested that the Ministry have an
alternative programme by implementing a coupon
system to allow the people to redeem usage of
space at existing futsal courts and other sports
speaking at the prize presentation of the
inaugural Kelana Jaya Parliamentary Liaison
Officer Nine-A-Side Football Tournament.
youths: (seated, centre, fourth from left -
second from right) Abdul Razak Zainuddin, Abdul
Ghani, Ong, Seri Setia state liaison officer
Datuk Abdul Halim Samad and Subang Jaya state
liaison officer Gan Meng Foo posing for a group
photo with the top four teams.
teams, including three from various community
police groups, participated in the event that
was jointly organised by Ong’s office and the SK
Dato’ Onn Jaafar Parent-Teacher Association
tournament took place at the USJ 15 Vision
School (Sekolah Wawasan) field.
emerged champion and pocketed RM1,000 and a
trophy. The second prize of RM500 and a trophy
went to the SK Dato’ Onn Jaafar PTA, while USJ8
Police FC won the third prize of RM250 and a
won consolation prizes comprising hampers and
trophies. There were also lucky draw prizes for
four lucky teams.
SK Dato’ Onn
Jaafar PTA chairman Dr Abdul Razak Zainuddin
said the tournament, opened to the Kelana Jaya
community aimed at nuturing football talents and
get the youths to participate in a sports
Head on: The
youths really getting into the game.
response has been good, with multi-racial
participants comprising mostly men in their 20’s
and 30’s,” he said.
“We also want to encourage the youths to enjoy a
healthy lifestyle by getting them outdoors to
play sports like football, instead of being
cooped up indoors surfing the Internet or
organisers said they were open to having the
football tournament as an annual event and
possibly host mini-editions by organising them
according to state constituencies (Seri Setia
and Subang Jaya) or neighbourhoods (USJ, Subang
Jaya and Bandar Sunway).
international football player Datuk Abdul Ghani
Minhat, whose grandchildren study at SK Dato’
Onn Jaafar in USJ 15, was present to lend his
support to the event.
shared that he had played for the Selangor team
from 1952 till 1969, and had coached renowned
Malaysian football legends like Datuk Soh Chin
Aun, Datuk Santokh Singh and Mokhtar Dahari.