A total of 32 Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) officials were participating in various courses in online education workshops organized by the Asian Hockey Federation this month to improve the capacity and performance of the coaching staff, umpires and technical officials.
The 32 officials include 16 coaches, 7 umpires and 9 technical officials, said a press release issued here.
PHF nominated the officials in these courses to improve the skills and performance of the players as well as coaches, umpires and technical officials.
PHF also nominated four female coaches, one female umpire and three female technical officials in Asian Hockey Federation courses.
Seven Olympians were also participating in the coaching workshops this month, including head coach National Junior Hockey Team Olympian Danish Kaleem, Olympian Sameer Hussain, Olympian Zeeshan Ashraf, Olympian Kashif Jawad, Olympian Muhammad Saqlain, Olympian Muhammad Waqas and Olympian Rehan Butt.
The officials taking part in the workshops include Head Coach National Junior Hockey Team Olympian Danish Kaleem (Customs), National Hockey Coaches Ajmal Khan Lodhi International (Sialkot), Rana Zaheer Ahmed Babar (Sui Southern Gas), Olympian Sameer Hussain (PEF), Mudassar Ali Khan International (WAPDA) , Olympian Muhammad Waqas (Wahda), Moin Alam (Karachi), Ali Azlan Khan (Karachi), Olympian Kashif Jawad (Port Qasim), Olympian Muhammad Thaqleen (Allied Bank), Olympian Zeeshan Ashraf (National Bank), Olympian Rehan Butt (WAPDA) ), Azra Nasir (WAPDA), Saba Saeed (WAPDA), Amna Arshad (Punjab) and Sedrah Pervez (Army).
The umpiring workshops include Waqas Ahmed Butt (WAPDA), Abdul Manan (Hyderabad), Faisal Siam (Quetta), Fahad Ali Khan (Karachi), Mubashir Ali (SBP), Syed Sabteen Raza (National Bank) and Samia Abbas (Punjab).
Among the technical officials nominated by the Pakistan Hockey Federation in the online education program workshops were Syed Ali Abbas (Gujranwala) and Hamza Tufail (Peshawar).—APP