KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Shahbaz Ahmed has stated that PHF would set up academies in Okara and Islamabad this yr.
Speaking to ‘The Information’ on Tuesday, he stated that PHF has targeted on faculty boys and different underneath-sixteen gamers.
The PHF secretary stated that for the number of PHF Excellence Academies, open trails can be held throughout the nation and chosen gamers can be groomed at these academies the place board and lodging can be obtainable.
He stated that schooling would even be offered to the gamers.
He stated that these academies can be run beneath the supervision of recent coaches.
In the meantime, the follow matches collection between Pakistan Seniors and Pakistan Whites ended after the final match in Okara, which was gained by Pakistan Seniors by 2-zero.
Pakistan’s Seniors needed to dig deep to beat the preventing Whites at Okara’s lately laid artificial turf.
The objectives got here within the third quarter and Aleem Bilal was the scorer every time. Each the objectives got here by way of set items; penalty nook and penalty stroke.
Out of the 9 matches, Pakistan Seniors gained eight matches. One was drawn.
Pakistan coach Khwaja Junaid stated that the hectic schedule of preparation for world cup qualifying spherical has been accomplished after these matches. “Now we’ll give one-week relaxation to the gamers. The gamers will collect after one week to go to Eire to play three matches on June 1, three and four, earlier than showing within the World Cup Qualifying rounds in London ranging from June 15,” he stated.
He stated that the group may depart on Might 27 or 28 for Eire. He added that in final two matches Pakistan Seniors performed very rigorously as a result of they didn’t need any damage at this stage. This was why they didn’t rating many objectives, he added.
“We don’t need to overburden the boys. They’ve had hectic coaching camps, 9 apply matches and earlier than that New Zealand and Australia excursions. Pakistan did not qualify for World Cup 2014 and Rio Olympics 2016.
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