The lioness of Beruntung Hill Twin Lions

| Jasbir Kaur | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 26 Nov 2015 Asia Samachar |
Sumeetadev Kaur is one of the few girls in the Akaal Premier League (APL) now underway in Kuala Lumpur - PHOTO/ASIASAMACHAR
Sumeetadev Kaur is one of the few girls in the Akaal Premier League (APL) now underway in Kuala Lumpur – PHOTO/ASIASAMACHAR

On Match Day 4, the Akaal Premier League (APL) saw their first ever lioness playing in this exciting and entertaining football league. Sumeetadev Kaur or more fondly referred to as Sumi played her first match after days of sitting on the bench as Beruntung Hill Twin Lions’ defender.

This 12 years old lass is from Bukit Beruntung and is the fourth child. She has two elder sisters who are futsal players and had played for the Hola Mahala games. Sumi has been playing football since she was 8 years old with her siblings and father. They have their own football field in their house compound.

“I was not allowed to plant any flowers when we first moved to this house”, said Manmeet Kaur, Sumi’s mother. “Because my husband, Sukhdev Singh had always wanted a big compound for the children to play” she added. It is football every evening at Sumi’s place and during school holidays, she would have her cousins over for matches.

Space at Sumi’s house compound turned into a football field

Her parents are her biggest supporters and they were the one who suggested she try out for the Beruntung Hill Twin Lions’ team. She was a little nervous in the beginning but over time she felt very comfortable playing for the team. “The boys had been very gentlemen like to me and never made me feel like quitting,” she shared.

Sumi trains twice a week, every Saturday with the Twin Lions at Kampung Pandan and on Sundays with her family at Khalsa Land. But she is always playing football with her parents and siblings at home.

When asked if she supports any football team, she was quick to respond that she liked both Manchester United and Liverpool. An odd combination indeed giving that these two are big rivals in the football scene.


Story by Jasbir Kaur (Beeray) who writes about her chronicles surviving parenthood with three energetic children at BeeRaise


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