Hockey as most people who follow sport will know is big in Malaysia. It is therefore even more surprising then to hear that a team of schoolboys from Bukit Jalil are holding their own in a man’s world by topping the table after the first weekend of the Malaysia Hockey League’s Division One.
The fact that that 13 players from BJSS are Under-16, makes it even more special. However Malaysian authorities are trying to take the glass is half empty approach by saying it shows how poor the standard of the league has become. All credit to the boys they were apparently 3-0 down in one game and came back to draw 3-3, so they must have spirit as well.