IT'S NOT A RACE,
IT'S A JOURNEY.
OUR STORY, MISSION AND TEAM
MORE THAN JUST A SPORTS CLUB
AN ATHLETICS CLUB FOR ALL LEVELS
We are a fun and friendly club that welcome runners of all abilities, from serious athlete to those who want to keep fit and healthy. Since our founding in 2018, Kawan Athletics has been growing from only two students to over sixty students now. We provide young athletes an opportunity to develop their running skills and life skills such as cooperation, empathy, self-control, leadership as well as to promote strong sportsmanship. We also provide training to master athletes (age 35 above) to pursuits their unfulfilled dreams or new running goals with us!
Our club involved in diverse athletics competitions, from inter-district, state level competitions to national competitions. All training is led by certified coaches who are also certified first-aider. We cater runners from all abilities and offer a supportive and uplifting group environment for people who wish to achieve their fitness goals. We provide access to all levels of competitions in track and field events throughout the year.
MEET THE TEAM
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WE SPECIALISE IN:
Basic motor skills training for early age
Basic running techniques
Sprint & Hurdles
Middle & Long Distance
Strength and Fitness
Kawan Athletics values teamwork and human connection by helping our members (Kawan) to build positive relationships with those around them. We aim to shape our Kawans' overall well-being and we all (including parents, for members under 18) have a role to play. We believe in the concept of "1 + 1 = 3" - the ultimate strength of each member is the team itself. Together we can create more, together we can go further.
WE ARE A FAMILY
We are more than just a running club, we are a family that runs hard and runs strong together to achieve our goals. To foster a greater teamwork, we also hold internal social events such as annual outing, training camp, picnic day & etc throughout the year and we are also looking forward to volunteering to a shelter in near future.
Winning is never easy and winning isn't everything in athletics, but the process is EVERYTHING. What matters the most is the process of your athletics journey - Have you learned something throughout this journey? Have you pushed yourself to be the best that you can? Did you enjoy your run? Have you met some good friends? Have you became a better person? Everyone runs for a reason and goal, have you put in the effort that moved you closer to it? If the answer is yes, then you are already winning at life.
The People Who Make Us Amazing
Coach KJ recently graduated Master of Sport Science in Education, and now pursuing his PhD in Performance Analysis (Sport Science) at University Putra Malaysia. Coach KJ still competes competitively in athletics sport with the aim to represent Malaysia in the Sea Games again after his winning of a bronze medal in the Sea Games 2013. He was also the semi-finalist at the World University Game at Taipei in 2017 and Italy in 2019. His training aims to improve the physical strength and movement of the athletes which helps them to unleash their hidden athletic potential in sport through this sport.
COACH KJ (Head Coach)
Coach KL is a certified coach under USA Track and Field. She has more than 15 years of experience in this sport and was a three times ASEAN University Games qualifier in 2012, 2014 & 2016. Along the way, she has assisted some coaches in coaching younger kids and teenagers. Coach KL is passionate about kids' athletics and she looks out for the best interest of each of the individual athletes while encouraging engagement and active participation in the training sessions. Her training focuses on body coordination that helps athletes to build a solid base by improving their fundamental and motor development skills.
Coach Elena was the 2017 Sea Games Gold Medalist in 10,000m race-walking and also a three times double Sukma Gold Medalist. She is currently pursuing a Master in Sport Management at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Coach Elena started race-walking when she was 9 years old, since then she is in love with this event and became an elite race-walker in Malaysia. She is eager to share all her race walking and long distance expertise and knowledge with all the athletes. Coach Elena also wishes to discover new talents for race-walking while encouraging youth to explore racewalking in the hope to bring up more quality racewalkers in Klang Valley.