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First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship to play a significant role in popularising the game of hockey among female players across the country: Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh

Lahore, September 13, 2021 (PPI-OT): Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said the preparations of forthcoming First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship are in final stages and this championship will definitely play a significant role in further popularising the game of hockey among female players across the country; he said this while presiding over an important meeting at National Hockey Stadium here on Monday.

Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Project Director PMU Nadeem Anwer and Deputy Director Chand Perveen attended the meeting which was convened to review the arrangements of First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship scheduled to be staged at National Hockey Stadium from September 18-23, 2021.

Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said the First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship will provide an appropriate platform to budding female hockey players of the country to demonstrate their talent in a competitive environment. “The entire corona SOPs and protocols will be followed fully during the 6-day hockey championship. The top performing teams and individuals will be given plenty of prizes to encourage them to participate in hockey events with great amount of spirit and passion”.

Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said the holding of First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship is a major step for the promotion of hockey among young generation. He directed all the 13 administrative committees to speed up their preparations for the holding of First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship in a befitting manner.

Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said 14 teams will participate in the championship. Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will field two teams each in the tournament while Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan, Islamabad, Azad Kashmir, Army, HEC, WAPDA and Railways will send one team each for the grand hockey event. “Sports Board Punjab will provide top standard facilities to all the participating teams during the mega event,” he added.

Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said the training camp of Punjab’s 37 female players is underway for the preparation of First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship. “Expert coaches and trainers are imparting training to all participants of training camp at National Hockey Stadium with special focus being given to ball control, dodging, goal-scoring and physical fitness of the players”.

For more information, contact:

Sports Board Punjab

Government of the Punjab

National Hockey Stadium, Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan

Tel: +92-42-99232501, +92-42-99232502

E-mail: info@punjabsportsboard.com

Website: http://sportsboard.punjab.gov.pk