KARACHI: A total of 60 players have been invited for a training camp arranged to prepare for the 4th Women’s Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Cup, scheduled to commence October 1 in Bangkok, announced the Pakistan Hockey Federation yesterday.
The players have been selected based on their performances in the recently concluded National Women Hockey Championship in Islamabad, which featured over 200 players.
Head coach and camp commandant Saeed Khan would oversee the month-long camp, which is set to commence from Saturday at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore, where the players would receive both physical and mental training.
Modern training methods, which include video sessions on the latest techniques, would be utilised at the camp, while each player’s performance would be discussed with the player on a daily basis, revealed Saeed.
He also stated that Pakistan are aiming for at least a third-place finish at the October 1-9 event.
“We are aiming to finish third in the completion as the only two tough teams are Malaysia and Singapore; the rest will not be that hard to beat,” said a confident Saeed.
A total of eight teams would participate in the competition — Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei and Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Saeed further revealed that 30 players would be shortlisted during the camp from which 16 players will be finalised and sent to Thailand.