KUANTAN: Talented young footballer Har Amrit Kaur has always wanted to strike a balance between her studies and passion for the sport.
Har Amrit proved this when she scored 9As in the Form Three Assessment (PT3).
The SMK Alor Akar student said she represented Pahang women’s football team in the Tun Sharifah Rodziah Trophy recently.
She said she had to juggle her time between studies, extra classes and football training during the weekends.
"I only scored 2As during my PT3 trial examination and knew that I had to work harder.
"Based on the extra hours I had spent on revisions during the last few weeks before PT3, I was confident that I would do well.
"I stayed back at school for revisions every day except Fridays, and all the hardwork has paid off," she said today.
Har Amrit Kaur, 15, who represents the state's Under-16 and senior football teams at the national-level female football tournaments, said her parents had always reminded her to excel in studies and sports.
"My father Sourhan Singh and mother Surinder Kaur have always showed their support for me to play football.
"I have a dream of becoming a professional footballer but I must not neglect my studies," said Har Amrit, who is the eldest of two siblings.
She said she was a huge fan of Argentina and Barcelona football star Lionel Messi.
Meanwhile, her classmate Faiznur Izzati Wan Hamden, who scored 10As, said her teachers had used the New Straits Times and Berita Harian newspapers for lessons, and it proved very helpful.
She said reading both newspapers daily had strengthened her command of Bahasa Malaysia and English.
"PT3 is not only about scoring A’s as we also need to have other skills, including being good at sports. PT3 allows students to become an all rounder," she said.
Source: NST/ http://bit.ly/2j2HPda