Former Australia hockey player Michael McCann, who was fondly known as “10 cents” is in Malaysia to conduct a short seven-to-eight days camp exclusively for the Malaysian mens team strikers.
The veteran of 165 caps, an Olympic Gold winner and a two time World Cup bronze medallist retired in 2007 from international hockey.
He is currently the Head Coach of one of the most iconic hockey clubs in Germany – The Mannheimer Hockey Club.
In his younger days he was fondly known as “10 cents”. This name was coined for him by his aunt who would give him 10 cents as a reward for each time he would score.
“His experience will immensely help our forwards. He was one of the best strikers for Australia and there are many things we can learn from him,” said Captain Sukri.
The camp which is a part of Malaysia Hockey’s ongoing developmental programme, is also a part of their preparations for the Olympic Qualifiers.
A similar camp for the strikers of the Indian men’s team was held under former Australia player Kieran Govers in Bengaluru, India earlier this year.