It was a gloomy Saturday morning as Victorians gathered at the VI Greens on May 17, 2014 for the biggest edition of the Mokhtar Dahari Challenge Trophy with 39 teams from across the batches. The most senior was 1980 while the most junior was 2008. Together with their supporters and friends, over 500 Victorians of all years came back to school for the ultimate bragging rights of being MDC Champions for the year!
By the time the first game started, a steady drizzle turned into a downpour. It did not have any effect on the players or supporters, in fact, it became even more interesting as the field became slick in cleaner patches with other parts being waterlogged. The field conditions really separated the fit from the unfit, the regulars of football from the once a year players. By lunchtime, when the qualifying rounds were over, only the best prepared were left. There was a carnival atmosphere throughout the day, with many batches bringing in their own party food, there was even a whole barbeque lamb!
The Speech Day (known as Majlis Anugerah Cermerlang these days) was held at the VI Hall (known as Dewan Warisan these days) on April 19, 2014. The guest of honour was Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz (Victorian 1961-1962). A whole host of students, parents, teachers and guests including old boys were gathered on a beautiful Saturday morning to welcome Tan Sri Rafidah to VI once again.
Tan Sri Rafidah looked resplendent in her all blue outfit (carefully chosen, I am sure) and was immediately ushered to be welcome officially to VI by inspecting the school cadet Guard of Honour and with the VICC band playing the welcome theme in the background.
How many Victorians are aware we have a VIOBA Foundation that supports the school and Victorians in general through scholarships and other expenses? Do you know it has a tax exempt status? This means donors will enjoy tax relief for the amount donated!
Many Victorians have created funds (kept in Fixed Deposits) of which interests are then utilised to support the school and Victorians. Currently VIOBA Foundation has close to RM3 million which generates about RM90,000 a year which is then used to support the scholarships and expenses.
For those interested, please note that VIOBA Hockey sessions will commence on Wednesday, 15th May 2013, at 8.00pm, at Pantai Stadium, Kuala Lumpur.
We welcome new players to join us for social hockey / training sessions, in preparation for the KLHA League 2013.
For further information, please contact Christopher at Christopher.Lim@my.ey.com
We would like to correct an error on the article “Dato’ Yusli’s Story” on page 20 of the Programme Book.
In para 2 of the article, it reads “The ex-CEO of Bursa Malaysia and present non-executive Chairman of YTL Power has been a pillar of strength for the Association”. We wish to correct that Dato’ Yusli Yusoff is presently non-executive Director of YTL Power and not non-executive Chairman. He is non-executive Chairman of Mudajaya Group Bhd and also non-executive Director of Mulpha International Bhd.
We apologise and regret that such an error was made.
28 teams participated, in three categories of OPEN, MASTERS and SENIOR MASTERS.
Open: Champion 2006, Runners Up 2002, 3rd Place 2004
Masters: Champion 1996, Runners Up 1991, 3rd Place 1997
Senior Masters: Champion 1982, Runners Up 1988, 3rd Place 1986
In total, we estimated more than 400 Old boys turned up at the VI, and the atmosphere was superb. Thank you to those who turned up and showed support, as it is very important for you guys to know what happens amongst the Old Boys on the ground.
Platinium Package RM15,ooo.00
(incl. table, full page premium advertisement, limited edition souvenirs)
Gold Package RM10,000.00
(incl. table, full page advertisement, limited edition souvenirs)
Silver Package RM7,000.00
(incl. table, full page advertisement)
Date : Saturday, 10th March 2012
Time : from 7.30am to 7.00pm
Venue : VI Greens
Veterans (Batch 1989 and prior) (max of 12 Teams)
Masters (Batch 1990 to1999) (max of 12 Teams)
Open (Batch 2000 and after) (max of 10 Teams)
Entrance Fee : RM500.00 per team
Closing Date : 3rd March 2012
Team Managers’ Meeting : 8.00pm, 7th March 2012 @ Clubhouse
Up to 10 players to be registered per team. Each batch can register a maximum of 2 teams. Please email email@example.com and registration is on a first come first serve basis. All payments must be made by 7th March 2012, failing which registration will be void and slot allocated to other teams on any waiting list. The organising committee has decided to make compulsory that all teams be in proper jerseys, with numbers allocated to each team player.
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