Malaysia Make Mark on International Stage

Sept. 5, 2012 @ 6:49 UTC

The first National Malaysian Development Tournament was staged at the Equestrian Park Putrajaya recently, involving 26 teams across 5 divisions, and not only unveiled Malaysian club Scorpion Putrajaya as a rising force in the game, but also highlighted Malaysia's potential as a world-class host of the sport.

The first National Malaysian Development Tournament was staged at the Equestrian Park Putrajaya recently, involving 26 teams across 5 divisions, and not only unveiled Malaysian club Scorpion Putrajaya as a rising force in the game, but also highlighted Malaysia's potential as a world-class host of the sport.

With talks of the 2019 Touch World Cup set to be hosted by Malaysia rife within the local touch football fraternity, Federation of International Touch (FIT) secretary general Dennis Coffey gave more than a hint of his confidence in the country's hosting abilities."I would like to congratulate all those who planned, organised and also competed at the ACTC for an excellent tournament overall," said Coffey, at the post tournament press conference recently."After seeing the facilities in Putrajaya, there is no doubt Malaysia has the capabilities to host a much bigger, higher-level competition.The Scorpions finished second during the league stage of the ACTC, scoring wins over the Indian national team (9-0), Singaporean sides Bucks (6-5) and Centaurs (4-3) as well as fellow Malaysian teams Olie Tigers (6-0) and UiTM (3-2).The Putrajaya side's only losses in the tournament, which is already in its ninth edition, came against Monsoon of Singapore.Scorpions lost to Monsoon 5-2 in the league and 4-0 in the play-off final, which the two teams had qualified for by virtue of their one-two finish in the league.

With that success aside, Malaysian Touch now turns it's efforts towards the hosting of the 2013 International Club Challenge from FIT nations world wide.

The tournament will offer a prize money of AUS$10,000 for the champion winning teams and AUS$5,000 for the runner up teams in all categories.

The tournament is looking to attract many of the best Touch players in the world eager to be crowned International Club Champions and the winning prize money a genuine attraction.

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