Thailand Hockey – The year 2019 in focus

9.19.2019
Juan Budes
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The Thailand Hockey Association has had a very busy 2019 so far for, where different type of activities and events took place. All of them organized and design with the goal to improve Hockey in all of its levels.

Buriram Games: The 35th National Youth Competition
Between the dates of 10 – 20 of August the 35th National Youth Competition in Buriram took place, where Field Hockey was one of the categories. Organization of the discipline was supervised by the Thailand Hockey Association, and Hockey was one of the main attractions. Players had a great performance during the games, resulting in very entertaining matches all around.

AHF Level 2 Indoor Coaching & Umpiring Course
From July 13th to July 15th, a Level 2 indoor coaching & umpiring course took place in Bangkok, Thailand as part of the AHF Development and Education Programme. It was very successful with excellent results which ensured that the participants left the programme with a better understanding of indoor hockey umpiring rules and regulations, aimed to make them better umpires and coaches for future games to come. The Vice President and Secretary-General of the Thailand Hockey Association were also present during the certificate giving ceremony at the end of the course.

Men’s & Women’s Indoor Asia Cup Chonburi 2019
Organized by the Thailand Hockey Association in conjunction with the AHF, it took place between 15 – 21 of July in the city if Chonburi, Thailand.  Participating teams included Bangladesh, Chinese Taipei, Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Uzbekistan in both categories.  With competitive matches, great players and good promotion, the tournament attracted lots of attention. Iran was crowned the winner in the Men’s category and Kazakhstan in the Women’s category. Overall, it was a huge success event establishing a great precedent for the future.

1st Thai Hockey Championship

Between the 17 and 28 of August, the 1st Thai Hockey Championship took place at the Stadium of Glory in the Thanyaburi District in Pathum Thani Province, Thailand. Young men and women under the age of 18 competed in both the Indoor and Outdoor formats of play. With excellent results and lots of joy for everyone that participated, kids from all over Thailand had a chance to experience the completion of this kind for the time ever. The winners in each category had been:  Men’s Outdoor: Sports School, Nakhon Nayok Province; Women’s Outdoor: Sports School; Chonburi; Men’s Indoor: The Rose Garden Team; Women’s Indoor: The Rose Garden Team.

 

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