FAM President Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 -- The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has welcomed the Malaysian Indian Sports Council’s (MISC) plans to make football as one of the community’s preferred recreational sport.
The plans were unveiled by MISC in its presentation during FAM’s visit to the council here today.
FAM President Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin in a statement today said besides elaborating its direction with regards to its plans as well as its calendar of events for 2020, MISC also raised several matters for both bodies to resolve together.
"In our visit, MISC also discussed how Indian students, specifically teenagers aged between 15 and 17, can be given opportunities to be actively involved in football.
“I was made to understand participation and talent of the community at primary level is very encouraging, all that is left now is how to polish that talent and prevent it from being wasted when they enter teenage hood, and this can be done with having more school level programmes next year.
"We also discussed how to find ways to promote the game among the Indian community, especially at the grassroots level,” he said.
Also present were MISC president, Datuk R. Subramaniam and his deputy Datuk S. Sivasundaram, who is also FAM vice-president.
The visit to MISC is FAM’s seventh after similar visits to the Malaysian Malays Football Association (PBMM), Malaysian Chinese Football Association (MCFA), the football associations of Penang, Kedah, Sabah and the Football Coaches Association Malaysia.