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Under 11, Under 13 and Parents Mini Hockey tournament in Colombo.
On May 16 the Marathon was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Participants were:

  • Under 11yrs - 48 teams
  • Under 13yrs - 36 teams
  • Under 17yrs - 36 teams

We organized 10 “Parents  Matches” and 18 Inter  Group  Matches. 15 Groups were trained  on  tactics. There was an introduction  on learning on how  to  be  an  Umpire and an introduction  on  learning  how  to  be  a  Coach.

From the basics of playing  the  game  with  skills  to  be  followed ,  rules  of  the  game, tactics  and  identification  of  weaknesses  and   positive  aspects  and    inter - group  play  for  exposure  to  identify  senior  players  outstanding  levels  of  skills  in  action.  There  was  also  the  Umpires  and  Coaching  side  with   mentioning  of  the  objectives,  rules  of  the  game,  skills,  signals  etc.
We  tried  our  very  best  to  instill  the  Cohesive  Approach  with  a  stable  system  with  appreciation  as  a  healthy  activity  with  good  social  inter-action  and  satisfying  environment  for  further  development.  However,  the  constraints  of  funds  and  facilities  remains  to  be  improved.  As  you  know  the  idea  of  a  stable  professional  career  with  proper  remuneration  in  this  field  in  developing  countries  are  still  much  to  be  desired.  So  much  so  with  the  Amateur  and  Professional  players  in  the  game  require  more  assistance  in  the  form  of  programmes,  funds,  opportunities  etc,  for  a  stable  structure.

To  participate  in  all  programmes  of  the  FIH  with  emphasis  in  obtaining  the  valuable  experience  they  have  gained  in  the  International  level.  To  continue  with  a  vigorous  approach  to  uplift  the  current  standards  by  conducting  more  programmes  regularly  and  examine  the  possibility  of  creative  and  skills  improving  new  idea  based  programmes/events.  Promote  and  actively  pursue  opportunities  to  participate  at  International  events  essential  for  the  development  of  all  aspects  of  this  game.  Finally  monitor  the  implementation  of  these  efforts  to  ensure  its  success.

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