The Merdeka Cup National Floorball Championship has come a long way since its birth in 2012, with only participation from two states back then – Penang and Selangor. In 2013, 3 states were involved – Penang, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. This year, 2014, we see a total number of 5 states – Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Johor – needless to say, development is in motion.
In previous years, the tradition of the tournament is such that the champion for the men’s category will be the host for the following Merdeka Cup National Floorball Championship. As such, this year the Penang State has been given the privilege to play host as the Penang State Men’s team won the championship last year. With that, this year’s championship was organised by the Penang Floorball Association (PFA) and was held at the Pasar Awam Balik Pulau on the 22nd and 24th August 2014.
This year, the Penang State Men’s team once again defended its title, emerging as the champion of the Merdeka Cup National Floorball Championship 2014, beating teams from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Sabah and Johor. On the other hand, Kuala Lumpur, who participated in the championship for the second year running, successfully retained their championship title in the women’s category.
Next year’s Merdeka Cup championship has been unanimously agreed upon by the Malaysian Floorball Association to be held in the state of Sabah. It is our hope and vision to see the sport continue to grow and develop strong in other states in Malaysia.
Below are the results of the entire matches that took place on the 22nd and 24th August 2014 for the Merdeka Cup National Floorball Championship:
MC2014 Men’s Results:
(Men) Selangor vs Sabah (9-2)
(Men) Kuala Lumpur vs Johor (7-9)
(Men) Selangor vs Kuala Lumpur (7-5)
(Men) Penang vs Johor (12-2)
(Men) Penang vs Sabah (7-4)
(Men) Johor vs Sabah (4-4)
(Men) Penang vs Kuala Lumpur (11-2)
(Men) Johor vs Selangor (5-9)
(Men) Sabah vs Kuala Lumpur (5-5)
(Men) Penang vs Selangor (9-2)
1st Runner-ups: Selangor
2nd Runner-ups: Johor
MC14 Women’s Results:
(Women) Kuala Lumpur vs Selangor (7-5)
(Women) Penang vs Sabah (6-4)
(Women) Sabah vs Selangor (5-5)
(Women) Kuala Lumpur vs Penang (4-0)
(Women) Kuala Lumpur vs Sabah (9-2)
(Women) Penang vs Selangor (4-1)
Champions: Kuala Lumpur
1st Runner-ups: Penang