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Pakistan Ball Hockey Federation (PBHF)

Pakistan Ball Hockey Profile:

With the growing popularity of the sport of ball hockey not only around the globe, but the Indo-Pak communities in Canada, the Pakistan Ball Hockey Federation was formed to bring about all Pakistani's who have taken this sport as one of their own and are ready to compete on the world stage.

The Nation of Pakistan is now being represented at a World-class level and the Pakistan Ball Hockey Federation has taken it upon themselves to not only grow the sport in the South Asian communities in Pakistan, but all over the world in order to compete with the elite of the elite in this particular sport.

Parents and Grandparents grew up in Pakistan playing and watching cricket. They were either born in Canada or arrived in Canada at a very young age and invariably loved ice hockey as all Canadians do. Being new immigrants most Pakistanis could not afford to play ice hockey so they took to the playgrounds, streets, and parking lots to play ball hockey. The sport has evolved over the years from a street sport to the very highly organized and competitive leagues of today at the Regional, Provincial and National levels. To take it a step further, over the last decade, ball hockey has reached its highest level possible, the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

 

Structured Interview for participants at the WC 2013 in St' John's:

    1. At what stage of preparation is your team with regards to next year’s the world championships in St. John’s?
We have a prelimaminary roster of 28 players. We are starting our practices and by May will trim our roster to 24.
    2. How will the preparation continue in the next months?
We will have regular practices, conditioning time and will play exhibition games.
    3. Can you already tell the names of some players of your team?
Names weren't available at time of this interview.
    4. What are the expectations you have for St. John's?
We are going back to Pool A and will do our best to achieve a competitive result.
    5. Who will become world champion 2013, and why?
Pakistan because that is why we play!!

 

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