Bahrain Mini Olympics

Hockey on the rise in Bahrain

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Bahrain Hockey, under the official recognition of Asian Hockey Federation organized the Mini Olympics 2018 Inter School Hockey event. A total of 5 teams from three schools, namely; Sacred Heart School, Shaikha Hessa Girls’ School, and St. Christopher’s School, participated in the event. St. Christopher’s Leafs won Gold, St Christopher’s Lighting won Silver, while Shaikha Hessa Purple won Bronze.

The tournament comprised of a round robin league followed by Semi Finals and a Final. In the first semi final St. Christopher Leafs beat Shaika Hessa Purple 3 – 0. The second semi final saw the same result in favor of St. Christopher School, as St. Christopher Lightening defeated Shaikha Hessa Orange. The two teams from St. Christopher’s faced each other in the final, in which Leafs got the better of Lightening, wining 4-0 at the final buzzer. Yasmin, Emily, Noha, and Isabel scoring for the wining side.

Asian Hockey Federation assisted Bahrain Hockey by providing Equipment Support, an activity which has become a constant fixture for the AHF to ensure the development of Hockey from a grass root level.

About the AHF Development and Education Program 2018

The Asian Hockey Federation aims to assist the technical staff with the AHF Development and Education Program 2018. The development activities in training coaches, umpires and technical officials are progressing faster than ever with more and more Asian federations taking productive participation in the courses.

The courses are designed to combine experienced people to present the methods to play, coach, officiate and manage the sport of hockey. The participants are exposed to the best strategies and protocols to manage teams and high-level tournaments. The courses are divided into 4 levels: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Umpiring and Coaching along with High Performance. To move through the ranks of coaching, umpiring and technical officials a participant must successfully complete each level.

The aim of the AHF Education and Development Program 2018 is to provide a simplified education structure and resources for AHF Members Nations. All nations will have the opportunity to access the program pathway at an appropriate level.

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