On Monday, the Malaysian national women’s basketball team travelled to Taiwan for a training stint in preparation for the Cambodia Southeast Asian Games in May 2023. This trip is fully sponsored by the Vice President of MABA Dato Lee Cheng Chuan
Tracy York, the team’s new head coach, will get a chance to further integrate the group during this training stint.
Notable additions to the coaching staff this time around include coach Tan Ee Shya, head coach of the Selangor women’s team, and coach Adrian Wong, former assistant coach with the KL Dragons.
14 players in total, including Yap Fook Yee, Pang Hui Pin, Chong Yin Yin, Magdalene Low Phey Chyl, Rajintiran Kalamaithi, Foo Suet Ying, Hon Ai Wen, Toh Ke Hui, Tan Sin Jie, Saw Wei Yin, Carmen Chan, Tai Chia Qian, Chia Mun Yi, and Lee Phei Ling, were brought to Taiwan by the coaching staff.
On this trip to Taiwan, the team will compete in nine friendly games. The rivals include Jinou Girls High School, Pumen High School, Shih Hsin University, Nanhu High School, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiyuan (WSBL team) and University of Taipei.
“Our girls are off to Taiwanfor a training stint and some friendly games to get the team ready for the conditions that they will face in the Southeast Asian Games.” said team manager Frank Ch’ng. “It will be a good preparation for us to play a total of 9 games in Taipei against teams of varying skill levels, so our new coach’s emphasis on teamwork and set plays will be particularly beneficial.”
“In addition to this, we have brought 14 players, including both senior and junior players. This will be yet another chance for the junior players to demonstrate their mettle and determine how well they mesh with the senior players.”
“Since Taiwan is consistently ranked among the best teams in Asia, it will be a wonderful opportunity for our players and local coaches to pick up new skills from Chinese Taipei and obtain a variety of experiences from competing with other teams.” added Frank.
“我们将前往台灣进行训练和一些友谊赛，继续为东运动做好准备。 ”领队庄荣兴表示。 “我们将在台北与不同技术水平的球队进行总共9场比赛，对我们来说是一个很好的准备，尤其是对球队的团队配合及战术执行将大有助益。 ”