International ball hockey association of Armenia
Armenia about their preparation for ISBHF World Championships in St. John´s:
Mr. Gabi Missakian, President of International ball hockey association of Armenia, did the following interview about teams preparation for upcoming ISBHF World Championships on June 2-9, 2013 in St. John´s, Newfoundland.
- 1. At what stage of preparation is your team with regards to next year’s the world championships in St. John’s?
For the 2013 world championships, we are happy with the progress thus far. The board members and staff have been designated. Players from various cities, notably Montreal and Toronto have structured preliminary try outs. We hope to complete the process by early March.
- 2. How will the preparation continue in the next months?
Once the 22 player roster is complete, a former Canadian Olympic athlete will assist in the training of our team to help prepare our men for intense competition. We will be counting on the support of sponsors and dedicated individuals to raise funds and promote the sport as well as the team.
- 3. Can you already tell the names of some players of your team?
There is a foundation of players set in place, as many as 10 at the moment, all of whom have great experience at high levels of ball hockey, as well as a former member of Team Canada in 2005. We hope to build a team of veterans and younger members, providing maturity, skill as well as discipline for the game.
we would like to express our gratitude towards the ISBHF administrative body for assisting us during this process and welcoming us with sincere joy. We hope to be able to have a great 2013 world championship event both on and off the playing surface.
- 4. What are the expectations you have for St. John's?
We are very excited to be part of the ISBHF this year and look forward to many more years of participation. We expect to experience hockey at its highest level, encourage all nations who will be present, and build great relationships with them. We also do have the hope of competing well within our group.
- 5. Who will become world champion 2013, and why?
Such a great question, the outcome will be won by the team who can exemplify tremendous skill, sportsmanship as well as commitment to being at the top of so much talent. We can always expect to find the Czech Republic and Canada as great ball hockey nations, and hope to be well entertained by all teams participating. Furthermore, we would like to express our gratitude towards the ISBHF administrative body for assisting us during this process and welcoming us with sincere joy. We hope to be able to have a great 2013 world championship event both on and off the playing surface.
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