Notes and News
  • Pam Parker of England, former Vice President of the All England Womens Hockey Association, was awarded the Order of the British Empire earlier in the year. Pam has a varied hockey background. Among her numerous qualifications, she was an international umpire, served as a technical delegate for various international events and is currently a member of the EHA Management Committed.
  • The Pilsen Hockey Club in the Czech Republic is in search of a good quality, used synthetic surface (carpet) to go over a base which it intends to install. Tomas Levy, the Club president, says its the only way to maintain and promote hockey and to "get it out from the shadow of more popular ice hockey." Anyone who may be able to help should contact Mr. Levy at +42 19 536605 or write to him at: Pilsen Hockey Club, Tachovska 17, 323 25 Pilsen, Czech Republic.
  • The Uganda Hockey Association is exploring various possibilities for the upgrade of Lugogo hockey grounds, with a second-hand synthetic surface certainly being given consideration. Currently, a gravel-like surface is in place Anyone with information that could be helpful is asked to contact Alan Corrigan through the African Hockey Federation at +27 16 811 047, or fax at +27 11 640 6418.
  • The International Olympic Committee Medical Commission recently organised the Fourth IOC World Congress on Sport Sciences, 22-25 October in Monaco. FIH Medical Committee Chairwoman, Dr. Kathleen Watson, attended the Congress which focused on the application of scientific knowledge to training and care of athletes from the developmental level to the elite.
  • The 9th Golden Oldies World Hockey Festival has been awarded to Brisbane, Australia. The week-long, bi-annual event will take place in October 1999, the same year Brisbane will play host to both the mens and womens FIH Champions Trophies. Golden Oldies aim is to bring people together to share a common interest in a favourite sport. Enthusiasts over the age of 35 can participate in a Golden Oldies team in any one of the five sports offered hockey, cricket, rugby, soccer and netball. For more information, contact the Golden Oldies World Hockey Secretariat in New Zealand at +64 9 489 5799 (phone) or +64 9 489 5754 (fax).