The Pakistan Hockey Federation handed over the hosting of the championship to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The Pakistan Hockey Federation has handed over the hosting of the Under-16 National Hockey Championship to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The championship will be played at Lala Ayub Hockey Stadium Peshawar from November 28 to December 10. According to the PHF statement, four teams from Punjab, two each from Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir will participate in the championship.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hockey Association President Syed Zahir Shah has been appointed as the organizing secretary of the championship.
The provinces have been asked to bring family registration certificates to the players to prepare for the championship and determine the age. Talking to media in this regard, President Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hockey Association Syed Zahir Shah said that the Under-16 National Hockey Championship Directorate of Sports is being organized in collaboration with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for which DG Sports Asfandyar Khan Khattak has assured full cooperation. Hockey trials have been completed in the ongoing Under-16 Talent Hunt program in the province and their training camp will start from next week. Qualified coaches will provide further training.