72 Peewee Teams Compete in Soccerkids Carnival


SHAH ALAM, 5 Oct: The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) wishes to develop the Soccerkids Carnival at the national level next year following the encouraging response received this year.

This intention was expressed by the Mayor of Shah Alam, Datuk Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan, who also said that the existing field near the location of the carnival can be used next year after the maturation process.

According to him, this year, MBSA received over 100 applications. However, they had to limit it to 72 teams due to problems concerning the field.

“Next year, we would probably organise it at the national level. We have three fields and we are creating a mini field to carry out matches simultaneously,” he said when met after launching the carnival at Field B, Dataran Kemerdekaan Shah Alam.

According to him, the organisation of this year’s carnival gave young players the opportunity to showcase their talents in efforts to produce players who can represent the country in football at the international level.

In addition, the carnival was also benefitted by parents to relax with their families while giving support to their children who were competing.

72 teams consisting of 40 teams for the 12-years and below category, and 32 teams for the 9-years and below category participated in the two-day Soccerkids carnival.

In addition to teams from around Selangor, there was also a participating team from Kuantan, Pahang, which was represented by two of the Pahang Sultan’s grandchildren.

The champion of the 12-years and below category took home a cash prize of RM1,000, trophies and souvenirs, while the champion for the 9-years and below category took home a cash prize of RM800, trophies and souvenirs. A special award was also given to the best player and goalkeeper.

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