My friend since the mid-60s, Vincent Fernendez, passed on this evening. I was a teacher in La Salle Sentul (the nursery) and Vincent was in St Johns (the factory). He was THE hockey coach whilst I coached football. It was from him that I learnt that our long end of year school vacation should not go to waste – he coached his St John’s hockey team during the vacation. It was also from him that I introduced the Quartermasters Squad in Sultan Abdul Samad, PJ.
However, whilst we shared many sporting moments together, we bonded most when regularly called to the bar, after every Merdeka Tournament and Malaysia Cup games at Merdeka Stadium.
Who knows him better than the students he molded! As such I leave it to Tony Mariadas HERE.