PFR 2019: A Tourney for the People by the People
The Pesta Futsal Rakyat – Piala Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad 2019 reached its epic conclusion at the Grand Finals in Uptown Sports, Bangi, Selangor on 1 September with thousands in attendance.
Organised by Futsal.Asia under the esteemed patronage of Malaysia Prime Minister, YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the ‘Piala’ travelled across four key zones, throughout Peninsular Malaysia on a two-month long sporting carnival unlike anything the nation has ever experienced.
Featuring a wide range of categories such as futsal Under-12, Under-16, Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Panna Championship, Freestyle Football Championship & MY E-Games Championship along with numerous other fun mini-games, the tournament, which is supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and MYE.G. Services Bhd (MYEG) as title sponsor, attracted an overwhelming attendance of over 30,000 participants and spectators at the five different venues.
The Grand Finals saw the very best four teams, per category, from each zone – East (Pahang), North (Kedah), Central (Subang), South (Johor) & Central II (Bangi) – battle it out for the trophy and lucrative cash prizes in an intense showdown.
Unique FC took home the trophy for the men’s open category and RM20,000 in cash, while the Boys Under-12 and Under-16 were won by All Star Jr A and Ally FT C respectively, with each team taking home RM10,000.
|Name||Category||Prize Money (RM)|
|Unique FC||Men’s Open||20,000|
|Ally FT C||Under-16||10,000|
|All Star Jr A||Under-12||10,000|
|Zemis FC||Women’s Open||5,000|
|Luqman Haziq||MY E-Games Championship (FIFA 19)||10,000|
|Muhammad Anas Hakimi||Freestyle Football||3,000|
The prize giving ceremony proved to be a lively affair with local artist Ismail Izzani leading a stellar list of performers which included the likes of world renowned freestyle footballers; Takahashi Kosuke (JPN), Jordan Morisson (AUS) & Malaysia’s very own Zeem Ahmad and modern circus arts group Psycusix.
Selangor Youth Generation, Sports and Human Capital Development Committee chairman, YB Mohd Khairuddin Bin Othman, who was present at the Grand Finals said, “Sports is the perfect platform to nurture unity among Malaysians. And here in Selangor we are constantly looking for ways to support sports-based initiatives. I’m very proud of what Futsal.Asia have accomplished here and I look forward to working closely with them in the future.”
Keeping up with Malaysia’s commitment towards embracing the digital age, Pesta Futsal Rakyat Piala Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad 2019 featured an entirely app-based registration process via Futsal.Asia’s “Tournamentor” mobile application, which provided users and players alike with real-time updates of competition results and standings.
Each team were assigned a QR code and each player was issued a RFID wristband, complete with readable player profile, to keep track of both attendance and movement in and out of pitches as well as goodie redemption.
Pesta Futsal Rakyat 2019 – Piala Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is brought to you by Futsal.Asia with Official Title Sponsor MYE.G. Services Berhad, and hurr.tv as the Official Media Partner. This event is supported by the Ministry of Youth & Sports.
Pesta Futsal Rakyat 2019 – Piala Tun Dr. Mahathir is also officially co-sponsored by Ekovest Berhad, Berjaya Corporation Bhd, Conquest, aL-ikhsaN Sports, 100PLUS, Ice Mountain, as well as Uptown Sports Bangi for the Grand Finals, and in collaboration with Malaysian Football Freestylers & Gamesbond with Picasso Media Sdn Bhd as our Partnered Media Agency.
Sponsors for the Lucky Draw include Star Wheel Electronic, Air Wheel Malaysia, Quad Tech Official, Legoland and Flow Rider.
For more information on “Pesta Futsal Rakyat 2019 – Piala Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad 2019”, visit www.pestafutsalrakyat.com
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