| Fadhil Yunus |
IN A united front to advocate grassroots football and encourage the development of young football players, DASH Football Academy and Projek Ikan Pusu (PIP) joined forces to hold friendly matches at the Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam Secondary School (SMJA) recently.
The under-9, under-11 and under-13 teams of both football development projects played one another and the number of teams in each group meant that the matches were contested in a round robin format, without keeping the scores.
“The objectives of the games were to foster good relationship between the two academies and to show support to each other for the mutual development of our young footballers in the two academies,” said DASH Football Academy coach Hazmin Hamzah.
“We hope that these young footballers will have more experience and later develop as highly skilled players for the benefit of the country,” said Hazmin, who guided DASH Junior FT to an under-12 title during the DPMM FC Football Fanfare earlier this year.
“Both our academies also feel that it is necessary for more football academies to be set up by licenced coaches in the country so that we have more venues for young children in the country to learn and develop to become great players with the correct method of training.”