Asia: AHF umpires clinic next month x2|
August 29, 2003
|The News International
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KARACHI: A top Japanese expert will conduct a continental umpires? coaching clinic in Karachi next month, a Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) officials said on Friday.
Brigadier Musaratullah Khan, secretary of the PHF, said that Ms Masako of Japan, who is a member of the umpiring committees of International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) would conduct the course from September 2 to 6.
He said that representatives from almost eight Asian countries would be participating in the umpiring clinic that has been sanctioned by the AHF.
Umpires from South Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Japan will participate in the clinic. From Pakistan, a total of ten umpires will take part in the clinic. Four of the Pakistani participants who have been nominated by the PHF will be women.
Musarrat said that initially Pakistan had planned a national-level umpires? clinic but later the PHF decided to turn it into a continental course. The participants of the clinics will get certificates from the AHF. Musarrat said that the holding of the umpires clinic is a part of the PHF?s bid to increase the number of qualified umpires, coaches and technical officials in the country.
He said that the PHF has been holding local and national level and local level coaching courses for umpires, coaches and technical officials all over the country and will continue to organise such events in the future.
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