|Ustaz Shahir Akram (right) receiving the 3rd place prize from Pusat Islam Director, Prof. Dato' Muhammad Idiris Saleh|
On Saturday 19 April, 2014 ISDEV sent two teams to participate in the Sukan Rakan Masjid 2014 organised by Pusat Islam, USM. The ISDEV Team comprised of the ISDEV Futsal Club (IFC) as well as the ISDEV Netball Club (INC) team. The ISDEV Team was only assembled on the Tuesday before the event. However despite the short notice and an almost non-existant training schedule both team had done tremendously well!
The IFC headed by Ustaz Shahir Akram played against four teams in Group A comprising of Rakan Masjid Al-Malik Khalid, Qaryah 1 Sungai Dua, Pusat Sukan USM and IPPT (Institut Perubatan dan Pergigian Termaju). The team managed to practise only once before the big day. IFC was in high spirits that day as family members were also roped in to cheer the team on.
The battle into the finals for the third placing was indeed fierce and ferocious which saw two IFC members sustaining injuries. However such sacrifice was all sweetness as IFC managed to secure third placing.
|A netball game in session - ISDEV vs Rakan Masjid Al-Malik Khalid|
As for the INC team, the newly assembled team quickly used the short span of time they had to practise. With the help of personnel from the Setor Unit Sukan, Encik Nordin, the use of netballs, bibs as well as the netball court was well utilized by the INC team almost every evening before the game.
|The physically fit sisters of ISDEV. The INS Team - not just beauty and brains but brawns as well.|
On that day the INC team played against two teams, Rakan Masjid Al-Malik Khalid and Persatuan Pelajar Islam Sabah (Persis). All INC team members had a chance to taste playing for ISDEV. The final score saw the INC team taking the Runner-Up placing. Although this was the inaugural and pioneer batch for the INC, the team has a coach Nur Afifah Abu Hassan of MISDEV13 (Postgraduate Mixed-mode) student and a manager, Lenny Luat a RISDEV (Postgraduate Research Mode) student.
|The INC Team Representative, Shereeza receiving the First Runner-Up Prize for Netball from Pusat Islam Director, Prof. Dato' Muhammad Idiris Saleh. With her is her youngest son.|
All in all it was a great day and the ISDEV Team played a great game. Every ISDEV member had a great time. The winning prizes were presented by Prof. Dato' Muhammad Idiris Saleh, Pusat Islam Director, Universiti Sains Malaysia.