Thursday March 21, 2013
Sunday 2030 veterans out for fun
PETALING JAYA: Sunday 2030, as the name suggests, are a team of oldies out to enjoy themselves when they make their debut in Division One of the Malaysian Hockey League which starts tomorrow.
The social hockey club who are a regulars in the Kuala Lumpur Hockey League will be vying for honours with Tuanku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI), Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS), UNITEN-KPT, UiTM, Ipoh City Council (MBI) and TNB Thunderbolts in Division One.
Sunday 2030 coach I. Vikneswaran said that the challenge is not against their opponents but against themselves.
“We are a club of social players. Most of our players are former national players who played in the MHL,” said Vikneswaran.
“We felt that we still have quality hockey and decided to play in Division One. We are a team that really represent the 1Malaysia spirit as our players come from all walks of life.
“I’m very happy with the quality in the team and the effort put in by the players. We mean business in the competition ... we are not here to make up the numbers.”
The club’s players age ranges from 16 to 38 and the expenditures in the competition is funded by well wishers and sponsors.
“We have a group of well wishers who paid for our registration,” said Vikneswaran.
“Players of the clubs don’t receive any allowances. In fact, the players also chip in to cover our expenses in the competition.
“You couldn’t question your players’ commitment and passion for the game when they willingly spend their hard-earned money just to play in the league.”