At stake was a chance to train with the Harimau Muda "C" team for a day for the three overall fastest players during the event.
Held in conjunction with the Malaysian launch of the lightweight Nike Mercurial Vapor IX, each participant was given a pair of boots to use during the Inter-school Challenge.
The three players chosen for their all-round speed and skills were Mohd Syawalluddin Fikri from SMK Klang Utama, Joshua Lee Chia Chen from SMK Sri KDU and Muhammad Zulhairy Zulhilmi from SMK Seksyen 11, Shah Alam.
Harimau Muda "C" coach Aminuddin Hussin said speed is an important part of the game today and could make the difference between winning and losing a game.
"With fitter and more athletic players in the game now, the sport has certainly evolved to become much faster than before," said Aminddin.
"Straight-line speed is not the only criterion. Being able to dribble with pace while manoeuvring past players and obstacles as well as changing direction is just as important.
"This is what we have been going through with the boys during this programme and we hope to have imparted some useful knowledge to them."
Amin said he hopes the selected players' one-day stint with the Harimau Muda "C" team will inspire the trio to work towards reaching greater heights.
"It will certainly be an eye-opener for them and I hope it will be an inspirational experience.
"They will spend the whole day with the team and go through all the training to let them understand what a professional goes through on a daily basis."
*Sumber Dari New Straits Times