By: Dinesh George Lourdes
HELP University’s football team that will be competing in Liga IPT’s finals
The stand, filled with people waving their hands and homemade signs, the cheers coming from the crowds and the cheerleaders, the smell of the hot dogs, popcorn, and pizza being sold at the concession stand. The marching band has just left the field with the tuba player’s last note still ringing in everyone’s’ ear. The coach yelling, “It’s time to go”!
Those are just a few of the exciting happenings of a football match.
HELP University (HU) also known as, “University of Achievers” as it produces brilliant students from across the globe. HU is known to produce students that are winners in national and international competitions. Did you also know that HU is a “University of Sports Achievers”? HU won the Malaysian Association of Private Colleges & Universities (MAPCU) Football Championship in 2007, 2009 and 2012.
HU is proud to say that for the first time, they are taking part in “Liga Institusi Pengajian Tinggi (IPT)”, a Malaysian football league dedicated only to higher education institutions. HU is the only qualified private university to be involved in this “Liga IPT”. The finals for this league would be held this coming Saturday, 13 June 2015 at USIM, Nilai. where HU is hoping to take the crown, as champion.
The main objective of HU taking part in these competitions is to produce students that are balance in terms of curriculum and extra-curriculum, to produce students that are not only smart and street-smart but also athletic. Another objective of HU is to build good sportsman that can work together. Teamwork is really important in every aspect of life, by being a part of this competitions, HU will get to enhance teamwork among students. In addition to that, HU would like to teach their students discipline and a, “never give up” attitude. As a university of achievers, HU wants to produce all-rounders.
Captain of the football team and student at HU, Paveen Moorthy said, “I am sure that we will win this competition. What makes us special is that our team consists of interracial diversity; our players are Indians, Chinese, Malays, Africans and even Japanese. With the friendship that we have formed and with our bonding, I am sure that we will win”. He continued, “I am so happy to have gotten this opportunity to be the Captain of this football team. Thank you HELP University for this opportunity and for producing such amazing students”.
One of the main goals of this football team is to soon form a football club to recruit and train more people to become achievers in sports. They would also like to encourage more students to be active in sports. Sports have been proven to actually raise IQ, in addition to building confidence and teaching students about emotional self-control.
For further information on HU, please do refer to http://www.help.edu.my/ or call +603-2716 2000. Be an achiever with HU.