DYMM Sultan Azlan Shah: a Royal proponent of hockey


With Abdul Hamid Aroop (father of Tun Ahmad Sarji) at the Ipoh Padang on 5 November, 1949. (Photo: Arkib Negara Malaysia)

DYMM Tuanku Sultan Azlan Shah is an avid player of field hockey in his youth. Tuanku used to play for the Perak Malays from 1946 to 1950 before leaving for England.


Photo taken in October 1949 in Ipoh. Tuanku Sultan Azlan (4th from the right). His father Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Izzuddin is seen standing second from right. (Photo: Arkib Negara Malaysia)

Due to his interest in this sport, Tuanku was President of the Malaysian Hockey Federation until 2005, and remains the President of the Asian Hockey and Vice-President of the FIH (International Hockey Federation).


Tuanku Sultan Azlan Shah presenting the 2009 winning trophy to India's captain, Sandeep Singh.

The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is an annual field hockey tournament. It began in 1983 as a biennial contest before became an annual event after 1998, following its growth and popularity. The tournament is named after Tuanku in recognition of Tuanku’s contributions and interest in the sport.

2 thoughts on “DYMM Sultan Azlan Shah: a Royal proponent of hockey

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