Futsal in support of Anti-Smoking
The STAR: 11th May 2004
DUMC FC became the champions of a futsal competition organized by Trinity Community Centre (TCC) in conjunction with the anti-smoking campaign, held at the Futsal Sports Centre in Petaling Jaya recently.
The competition, themed “Soul-ly Tak Nak Nicoteen”, drew 42 teams, including some of the best futsal teams in the Klang Valley.
DUMC FC striker S. Puvan who scored 18 goals, was named top scorer of the competition. B. Brian of Black Hawk Dawn took the Golden Glove while Estate Rangers became the Plate champions.
All eight members of DUMC FC received one year personal accident insurance coverage valued at RM100,000.
DUMC FC team manager Loh Keng Seng said the 25-minute break between games helped their team to recover their energy.
Coleen Lim was one of only two women who played in the competition. The 18-year old said futsal was suitable for women as the pitch was smaller compared with a normal football field.
“Generally, women have less stamina than men. So the smaller playing area means we don’t have to run around that much. So it is not tiring.” said Lim.
TCC chairman Collin Gordon said “TCC was a community-based organisation and was keen to support the government’s latest anti-smoking campaign”.
“We are doing our bit to remind the public especially youngsters that smoking is a health hazard.” Gordon added.