|SDAR has a basketball tradition that begun 44 years ago. Over the years, many great players were born in SDAR, many great games, championships and tales. We have legends like Zamri Chik, dominated the basketball scene in the 1970′s and we had won the PPM Basketball Championship numerous times. More importantly, throughout the years, we have produced a group of fine young men who shared a common interest, shooting the hoops. It is sad that these men do not have a ‘home’ to go to after they finished their tenure at SDAR.Following that, an informal Facebook page was created to create the first avenue, the first point of reference, for these players. True enough, within days the SDAR Basketball Page was subscribed by over 130 members, comprising players, coaches and supporters alike. The excitement and euphoria was visible on Facebook. A face-to-face meet cannot be delayed much longer.Within a few weeks, the group had its first scrimmage (on 31 August 2012); a pick-up basketball game cum get-together event. About 18 players turned up, including a vet supporter (The second scrimmage saw 28 players turned up). Truly the group had chemistry, the crowd was great and we had some great basketball games. The players were from all ages and the talents were good. The spirit was excellent. It was decided that for a start, the group is going to hold this scrimmages on a monthly basis, keeping it exclusively for SDARIANs.
It was after this scrimmage that the group later decided on their name, RADS which stands for Recreational Association of Dribblers from SDAR (also incidentally SDAR spelt backwards). RADS also selected its initial ‘management’ comprising the Manager (Wallie), Captain (Salihan), Assistant Captain (Razzan), Treasurer (Azizi) and Secretary (Azmin).
Moving forward, RADS want to maintain its core purposes: which is PRIMARILY to serve as a home for Sdarians who plays basketball, either from school or post school, as well as the coaches and the fans. And secondly, in order to maintain the competitive nature and talents of some of the players, we will create tournament teams to represent RADS at various competitions.