Women Hockey League begins in a colourful ceremony


Prime Minister Youth Talent Hunt
Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Youth Talent Hunt Women Hockey League got underway here in a colourful opening ceremony here at Abdul Wali Khan Sports Complex on Friday.
However, the matches of the League continued from January 3 before all the five teams from Bannu, Mardan, Swat, Hazara and Pesahwar comprising 125 players went through camps, followed by the League matches and among all 125 18 members teams for each of the Region was short-listed under a selection committee including Mubashar Ahmad, Tanveer Ahmad, Qazi Najam Ur Rehman and Ijaz Ahmad Khan Daudzai.
The Prime Minister Youth Talent Hunt Hockey Brand Ambassador Momina Ilham formally inaugurated the League. It is for the first time that such a vital step was taken and an international player of hockey Momina Ilham as chief guest opened the Women Hockey League.
She was accompanied by nominee of the Higher Education Commission Iftikhar Alam, Deputy Director of Sports and Coordinator of Prime Minister’s Talent Hunt Youth Program for KP Mariyyah Sameen Jan, DSO Charsadda Tahsinullah Khan, Tanveer of UET Lahore, Mubasher Saeed of Karachi University and other personalities were also present.
On the occasion of the opening ceremony, all the players presented a March Past while the girls of Government Girls High School Daulatpura presented a magnificent performance. In the matches held last day, Peshawar defeated Hazara, in which international hockey player Momina Ilham scored a magnificent hat-trick. In this way, Peshawar won against Hazara with three goals to zero. In the second match, they also beat Swat. Nishiman, Shazia and Kainat Nimat scored goals on behalf of Bannu. Prime Minister’s Special Stunt for Youth Program Sheza Fatima and Prime Minister’s Assistant Amir Muqam in the light of the special instructions of the Prime Minister’s Youth Talent Hunt Program, the Women Hockey League would continue up till January 10, 2023. Under the supervision of KP Coordinator and Deputy Director of Sports Mariyyah Sameen, a training camp was organized for one hundred and twenty five players who appeared in the trials from five regions including Bannu, Peshawar, Swat, Mardan, and Hazara.