Sindh Hockey THYSL Trials Come to an End
KARACHI: Under the Prime Minister’s Youth Program, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC) in collaboration with Sir Syed University, Karachi completed Hockey Trials of the Talent Hunt Youth Sports League in Sindh.
The hockey trials were held in five phases. The trials were held in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana and Sukkur in which more than 1000 young male and female players between the age of 15 to 25 years participated.
It is pertinent to mention here that according to the vision of the Government of Pakistan Education, Employment and Engagement opportunities to the youth of the country. This is why, youth is engaged in productive activities of Talent Hunt. In this regard, hockey trials were organized under the talent hunt youth sports league in 25 districts of the country. The trials completed in Sindh province are part of the same process.
Afterwards, provincial league will be organized between the teams of the best players in these trials and the winning teams of the provincial league will be given an opportunity to participate in the national league after providing the players with the international-level coaching, training and mentorship.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Shaza Fatima Khawaja, while expressing her opinion on the completion of trials in Sindh, said that along with the promotion of sports, positive steps are being taken by the government to provide better opportunities to the youth in other areas of life.
She further said that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has a special interest in youth welfare projects and the government is running several projects for the youth, including Prime Minister’s National Innovation Award, Green Youth Movement, Youth Development Center and other projects.
Director Sports, Higher Education Commission Javed Ali Memon said that Chairman Higher Education Commission, Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed has always encouraged young athletes and he believes that there is no shortage of talent in our country, the need is to provide opportunities to the youth.
Several senior hockey players participated in the trials held in Sindh and encouraged the young players. The participants of the trials said that this is the first project of its kind that the players are selected through the trials and given an opportunity to participate in the provincial league. The top performers in the league will get an opportunity to improve their skills under the supervision of qualified coaches and these youngsters will be the future players.
It is aimed that Pakistan will get a soft image through active participation in sports at domestic and international level in near future.