Here's is about canoe polo in Malaysia. For your information, canoe polo has been played in Malaysia since 1978, but it was only in Penang.
Canoe Polo has been introduce to6 all over Malaysia in 17 - 22 Mei 1996, when a basic canoe polo course been held at KOLA, Kenyir, Terengganu. But after that, there's no progressive from the course.
Then, in 9 - 12 November 1996, a National Basic Canoe Polo Instructor Course been held in Kangar, Perlis. This course is conducted by Mr. Mohamad Assyidiq from Persatuan Kayak Dan Mendayung Indonesia. After the course, the Malaysian canoe polo start developing.
Now Canoe Polo has been played by each state in Malaysia, the state are Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Perak, Kedah, Perlis, Sarawak, Johor, Terengganu and Pahang. Since then, there are 4 tournament has been held. Among that was the First National Canoe Polo Championship in Kangar, Perlis in the 2nd - 4th Mei 1997. In that tournament Kuala Lumpur placing third behind Perlis and Penang (the champion). No wonder they,re the champions, cause they have played the game for the last 10 years.
From that championship, Malaysia Canoeing Association (MASCA) has selected the best among us for attending national camp.
On the 25th Julai - Ist August 1997 the 1st National Canoe Polo Camp been held in Kangar, Perlis. And then the 2nd National camp is on the 5th - 9th September 1997 in Penang. From the second National Camp, the Malaysian team members are selected for Taiwan Canoe Polo Championship, which Malaysia are the invited team. I and Rudi are among the Malaysia National Team player.
The Taiwan Championship been held in the 11th -15th December 1997 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In Kaohsiung the Malaysian team has won two games and lose one. But we're not qualified for the second round. But after the championship we played with the 2nd and 3th place winner in a friendly match. We lose, but it was a good exprience for all of us. It was a good memories for me, especially as a National player.
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