GHB’s Olympic Day Hockey 5s tournament set for this weekend

first_imgTHE Guyana Hockey Board will this weekend stage its Olympic Day 5s tournament at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Regent Street, Bourda, Georgetown.According to a release by the Board, the GHB is inviting other Olympic sport disciplines to participate in learning various fun field hockey skills and to play in field hockey’s newest game format, Hockey 5s.Each Olympic sport should have a minimum of five persons to participate in each of the following categories: Under-13 Mixed, Under-16 Boys and Girls, Under-19 Boys and Girls, Open Men and Women and Over-35 Mixed.In 1908, hockey joined the Olympics and in 2016 FIH recognised Olympic Day by organising various hockey programmes in 40 countries across all continents.Building on this success, this year FIH aims to go even bigger through the support of national associations (NAs). The objective is to activate as many NAs as possible to organise Hockey 5s events in their countries on or around June 23As a true “sport for all”, hockey matches perfectly with Olympic Day and the format of Hockey 5s is easy to organise in informal settings.The aim is to attract new people to share in our love of hockey. The IOC represents all sports and in the spirit of unity, GHB wishes to bring some of the Olympic sportspeople together to celebrate as well as to showcase the fun and to generate interest in our sport.last_img

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