Six friendly matches in the Perth, Australia Tour Series as the final preparations before the 2023 SEA Games in Phnom Penh,

Cambodia, have been completed by the National Men's and Women's Indoor Hockey Teams and now both teams are ready to meet the challenge of the bi-annual Games.


Tomorrow (April 20) the National Men’s and Women’s Indoor Hockey Team will arrive in Kuala Lumpur and will be given a break to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri until April 23 and return to resume training sessions on Monday (April 24) before leaving for Phnom Penh, Cambodia on the 29 April (Saturday).

After six friendly matches, the National Men’s Indoor Hockey Squad has recorded four wins, one draw and one loss while the National Women’s Indoor Hockey Squad has recorded three wins, one draw and two losses.

The manager of the National Men’s Indoor Hockey Team, Mohd Hanip Che Halim saw a positive impact achieved by his coaching team throughout the tour series and hopes that the good momentum can continue when it comes to the 2023 SEA Games.

“Overall this tour series not only gave a positive impact to the team but also to each individual player where what we have practiced in Malaysia the players were able to translate it in this tour series very well.

“The commitment given by the players is quite good and they are committed to follow every plan that has been prepared by the coach and I really hope that this encouraging result and momentum will be continued by the players when they are in Cambodia later.

“However, although the results achieved are very encouraging, there are still weaknesses identified in this tour series and we will make full use of the remaining time before going to Cambodia to overcome and improve each of these weaknesses,” he said.

As for the Head Coach of the National Women’s Indoor Hockey Team, Mohd Badrul Hisham Osman, he is satisfied with the improvement his coaching squad has shown from one game to another, despite having a short preparation period.

“Overall I am satisfied with the performance that the players have shown and what they have shown here.

“The players also play according to the plan that has been set by the coach and even though we have only undergone a training session for two weeks, but the players are quite committed every time they go into action.

“This Tour Series is very good for the team to get quality games and we take as much experience as possible here to take to the SEA Games later.

“We have identified some weaknesses that still need to be improved and given four days before leaving for Cambodia, we will continue training to correct each weakness and further sharpen the strengths of the team,” he explained.

Here are the full results of the National Men’s and Women’s Indoor Hockey Squad’s friendly match against the Western Australia State Team in the Perth, Australia Tour Series.

No. Match Results
1. Win : 6 – 2
2. Win : 10 – 2
3. Win : 8 – 2
4. Lose : 2 – 3
5. Draw: 5 – 5
6. Win : 8 – 2
No. Match Results
1. Lose : 2 – 3
2. Win : 2 – 1
3. Lose : 0 – 1
4. Draw: 3 – 3
5. Win : 6 – 2
6. Win : 9 – 0

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