Entering the time tunnel ...... Grandpa (Wan) was then the former hockey,table tennis and tennis player for Sekolah Tunku Abdul Rahman (STAR), Ipoh Perak... Grandma (Atuk) was then the former hockey player and sprinter (100m,200m, 4 x 100m, 100 m hurdles) represented Sekolah Tun Fatimah and state of Malacca...until she became hockey coach for her school.... Pak Long was playing as a right winger in football and a killer in sepaktakraw also a sprinter (100m, 200m, 4 x 100m for long and triple jump) for Science Kedah and Kuala Muda district.... Pak Lang was then a former long distance runner for Kulim district...800m and 1500m are his favourites... Pak Ude was then a former rugby player for Science Perlis (ala Perlis tu kochik jer Pak Ude) Pak Andak was then a former tennis player for Kulim district.... Papa was then a former sprinter (100m, 4 x 100m, 110m hurdles, triple jump) represented secondary school and badminton player for Cardiff University…. Mama was a "shooter" in netball team playing for Convent JB.. Now the question is the DNA in the kids blood stream inherited from their grandma, grandpa, uncles, father and mother enough for them to excel in their sport ? ....Yes maybe 15%...we need to provide suitable environment for them....we need to dig out the talent, polish it so that it will shine ..shine like a star....it is fun to it and it is quite a challenging task
Now time has changed, environment has changed...we are in digital era....kids nowadays play football with PS2 or PS3, PSP, XBox and Nintendo Wii...Another thing is the place for sports, park for jogging are getting smaller and sometimes far from residential area...not to mention some township does not even has any park.....when is the last time u heard a new park open near your vicinity ? Every inch of soil are use to build house ..to make money...another factor sports in Malaysia are sucks is because politics..just look at our football politics...where are we? ranking 146 in FIFA ....even Euthopia also beat us ..Euthopia man ..one of the poorest country in the world !!
Ok ok that's enough....i think the relevant authorities should do something.... Just to share with you..the place where I stay we've our private park with kids playground....so it's okay...there was an open space not far away from my area..it's a public area but use by Vietnamese youth to play football, sepaktakraw and volleyball...where are all the local youth? How do they spend their time? Merempit, melepak, movies, teh tarik ....Yet we still wondering why we lost football to this Vietnamese ?
I still remember how enthusiastic Atuk will act when she supported her favorite athletes in the 100m event during Olympic Games…. In Little Caliph Sports event held in mini Stadium Shah Alam recently, Zharif won 1 silver medal in “ Makan Biskut atas pinggan’’ and 1 bronze medal in "Lari ikat kaki"
Qistina won 1 silver medal in "Lari letak pouch atas kepala” and 1 bronze medal in "Lari and isi air dlm botol"....The sport events combined 4 Little Caliph Kindergartens from TTDI, Subang Bestari, Kota Damansara and Shah Alam Sek 7 ..Each Kindergarten will come out with their own performance …..those were the kind of sports that focuses on fun rather than competition....