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Mexico

For the first time, Mexico held a University National Championships. The tournament was organised by the Hockey Association of the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in cooperation with the Mexican Hockey Federation.

The National Championship was played at the turf of the Mexico City Hockey Association at the Ciudad Deportiva Sports Complex, in front of the 1968 Olympic Velodrome.

University teams from Distrito Federal, Sonora, Estado de México, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Puebla and hosts UNAM played against each other to try and capture the national title.

The 7-a-side games were played most of the day, starting at 8am, with the last match at 6pm. Teams played two or three times a day and had picnics at the venue while watching other teams play.

Umpires were provided by each team, most of the time being one of their players. Our two international umpires are present during the games (one of them even umpired at the BDO Hockey Junior Women World Cup in Chile).

We hope that this event will get bigger and bigger every year, to the extent of maybe even dream of having a national university league as a long term plan.

Mario Rosado


 
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