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The Programmes

We have set up new programmes in which we hope you will be able to participate.

1. Pen Pal Scheme

Learn from others and find out how diverse the hockey world is! This is a unique opportunity to make friends from around the world that will last a lifetime.

The Panel is looking to promote hockey as more than a game by giving youngsters the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of hockey worldwide. We feel it is important if hockey is to continue being strong in the world of sport that we are united. Learning from each other is the way forward. Sharing our experiences and culture means we find out more about hockey around the world, the differences and the similarities.

Any Hobart participant will tell you of the wide variety of knowledge they gained, from the well-developed hockey countries like Germany and Australia to the less developed like Uganda and Fiji. Sharing knowledge is such a valuable tool that will strengthen the worldwide youth hockey network.

On the FIH website (Development/Youth) a spreadsheet is available that we hope you will copy, translate into your language and spread around all clubs and schools in your nation - all forms should be returned to Stephan Haumann at [email protected]

2. Exchange

We strive toward communication and exchange within all hockey nations. What can we exchange? Options could be:

  • Players
  • Equipment
  • Knowledge
  • Information
  • Coaches

What can you do?

  • Developed hockey nations could collect any equipment that would help those in developing hockey countries.
  • Clubs - would you be willing to do an exchange, host a club and then in turn travel yourselves?
  • Does your hockey nation have user friendly literature that other nations would benefit from?
  • You can give us details of sites where particular information is stored - so we can start to develop a hockey library over the internet.

These are just a few of the ways that you can exchange material and we are sure there are many other ways that could be particular to your country- all contributions are valuable and for more information or to suggest a project contact Stephan Haumann at [email protected]

3. Forums

Read more about the National Youth Forum here.

How you can organize a Youth Forum you can read in the section 'How to set up a Forum'. 

4. Youth Representation

21 countries were represented at the World Youth Hockey Festival. We feel every hockey nation in the world has the right for their youth to be represented on the Panel. Representation on the Panel will allow you to keep up to date with world youth hockey issues and ensure your country’s youth are being heard. Hockey nations are so different and it is important that we hear from all of them.

Some countries might already have a Youth Representative but he or she may not have had the chance to participate in the World Hockey Festival in Hobart last October. If this is the case, please get in touch with us so we can start to help develop youth hockey in your country!

If there isn't a Youth Representative in your country, we ask you to select a hockey youngster to represent your country and help develop youth hockey.

If you need more information, or if you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please contact Mario Rosado at [email protected] or [email protected]

We need your help to make this work, so lets work together and develop youth hockey in your country!



The Global Youth Hockey Marathon 2005

- the Big Try out - taking up umpiring!

Youth Panel
- Newsletter 3, April 2005

Country News:
- Stories from Ghana, New Zealand, Uruguay, Bulgaria, Uganda and Wales

Club Development:
- New Club Development Campaign

- New Club and Association Manual
Continental and National News:
- Coaching seminar in Albena, Bulgaria

- New school club in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Nat. Association Development Fund



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