For the very first time ever, Malaysia is set to hold a brand new sporting event under the patronage of Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, called the Pesta Futsal Rakyat 2019 – Piala Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad!
Organised by Futsal.Asia, the sports festival aims to revolutionise the landscape of how tournaments are hosted and executed by taking a fully digital approach.
The “piala” will be travelling across 4 key zones throughout the Peninsular Malaysia including Pahang, Kedah, Selangor, and Johor, with 3 main categories for participants to choose from; Under-12, Under-16, Men’s Open and Women’s Open to be included in the finals.
With more than RM200,000 worth of cash and prizes to be won, over 10,000 participants are expected to turn up throughout the 2-month long tourney which is supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and MYEG as the esteemed title sponsor.
“Sporting events such as this are an excellent way to promote sports like futsal and at the same time shine a light on potential new talents,” said Executive Director of MYEG, Y.H.M Dato’ Haji Raja Munir Shah Raja Mustapha
“At MYEG, we are happy to lend our support in encouraging sportsmanship that in turn will create potential young leaders who can contribute positively to society.”
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There will also be a series of activities and aligned championships at the event which will lead up to a 2-day Grand Final Championship that will take place in Uptown Sports, Bangi on 30th August 2019 and 1st September 2019 in conjunction with Malaysia 62n Independence Day.
“We believe it’s about time that sports such as futsal, freestyle football, panna and e-sports to name a few, get the recognition they deserve. Despite being widely popular among the people, these categories are underrepresented in mainstream media.”
“We hope that through this tournament, we can help boost awareness in Malaysia while bringing people together for a 2-month long footy fiesta,” said Executive Director of Futsal.Asia, Pravinn Nair.
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In addition to the main Futsal tournament, Pesta Futsal Rakyat 2019 will also hold a MY E-Games Championship and Panna Challenges in each zone.
To further enhance the experience, the event is set to feature an entirely app-based registration process via Futsal.Asia’s “Tournamentor” app, providing users and players alike with real-time updates of competition results and standings.
Each team will be assigned a QR code and each player will issue a RFID wristband complete with a readable player profile, and to keep track of both attendance and movement in and out of pitches as well as to tap on readers to receive goodies.
For more information on Pesta Futsal Rakyat 2019 – Piala Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, visit pestafutsalrakyat.com.