Tuesday, August 04, 2009


When Zalina Md Zahid in not in her office at the second stadium of the National Hockey Complex, she is on the pitch, training with the national women's team.

Zalina is the Executive secretary of the Malaysian Women's Hockey association and is considered the right hand women to Hon. secretary S. Shamala. The 25 year old who represented Malaysia from 2002 to 2006, and has 54 international caps to her credit hails from Johor.

She is currently representing Malaysia 'A' in the AHF Indoor Championships and can be seen looking after administrative matters for both the teams, even though she is here as a player. MWHA is fortunate that there are ex-players in the likes of Zalina that still contribute towards women's hockey in the country.

Zalina can probably lay claim to being the only Executive Secretary of a national sports association that is still actively playing. MWHA should also deserve some credit for allowing Zalina an opportunity to represent the nation and giving employment opportunities to their players to excel in administration.