PHF to establish Schools of Excellence to revive hockey


In a bid to revive the national game, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has chalked out plans to put hockey back on track by establishing Schools of Excellence in various provinces across the country, to bring young talent to the fore.

Hockey was once the pride of the nation but the game started declining and lost the place owing to various reasons. However, PHF is making concerted efforts for the revival of the game.

“The key objective of PHF was to enhance participation and elevate hockey to high-performing sport, increase professionalism and implement ef-fective governance with high degree of transparency and build a recognised powerful image of hockey,” a PHF official told APP.

“PHF also aims to develop innovative and excit-ing events and present hockey as a commercially marketable product,” he said.

He said PHF would establish School of Excel-lence at federal level in order to polish the talent identified and trained by the provincial schools of excellence. “It will train young boys of 13, 15, 17, 19 and 21 years. —APP


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