The Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) staged a Global Youth Hockey Marathon yesterday in keeping with the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) mandate to facilitate the event in every affiliate country on the same day.
President of the GHB, Phillip Fernandes told Kaieteur Sport at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, where the activity was held, that the FIH has earmarked a special day in every year for all hockey-playing countries to participate.
He said that a similar event was being staged simultaneously in all FIH affiliate countries in different formats.
“This year we [GHB] decided on a skills and tricks activity for those players Under-16 years,” Fernandes informed.
The GHB President indicated that most of the participants came from their schools’ event that was started earlier this year while a few “miscellaneous schools” participated in the global youth hockey phenomenon.
The event was originally scheduled to continue today but because of the Independence Table Tennis Tournament, Fernandes expressed reservation. “I don’t know yet what we will do about tomorrow [today],” he told this newspaper.
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