Karachi (U.S Consulate) – U.S. Consul Normal Brian Heath saluted 30 feminine Entry English-language Microscholarship college students at his residence. Regardless of the warmth, the 30 hockey gamers demonstrated their mettle in an thrilling sports activities clinic adopted by a hard-fought match. Amongst these supporting the younger athletes was Islahuddin Siddiqui, captain of Pakistan’s 1978 World Champion Hockey group.
“We’re celebrating ladies’s hockey,” stated Mr. Heath, “to advertise sports activities as a software for enhancing people-to-people ties.” Though many Pakistani males play hockey — and Pakistan’s males’s hockey group has received many titles — the sport continues to be rising in recognition amongst ladies. “We wish to encourage extra kids in Karachi to play hockey and different sports activities to expertise the sense of belonging, teamwork and achievement that comes with it,” stated Mr. Heath.
“Sports activities can play an important position in a teenager’s life,” stated the U.S. consul basic. “We additionally needed to acknowledge the main contribution of volunteers like coaches and those that work with youth as they function necessary position fashions and mentors of their communities.”
Islahuddin Hockey Academy generously supplied coaching experience for the sector hockey clinics. Moreover Islahuddin Siddiqui, different hockey celebrities taking part within the clinic included former members of Pakistan’s Nationwide Hockey Group and Olympic medalists: Hasan Sardar, Ayaz Mahmood, Sameer Hussain, Safdar Abbas, Qamar Ibrahim, and Kamran Ashraf.