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Hockey Tournament: Preparation For Upcoming Sea Games

12 July 2017

Ministry of Health and Sports in cooperation with Myanmar Hockey federation organized the New generation freedom hockey tournament at Theinphyu hockey stadium in Yangon, on Tuesday. 

The aim is to turn out the young and talented hockey players in the futures.

There are not only competitions for men but also women players joined in the match. Some of hockey players are also trained for upcoming SEA games.

Secretary, Myanmar Hockey Federation  , Khin Maung Latt: This time we play with 7 teams plus women selection is also in the hockey tournament. The women team will be represent Myanmar in the SEA games.  We hope this is good challenges for them to have good experiences.

Myanmar has won three bronze medals in the SEA Games for Hockey Tournament.

Head Coach of Myanmar National Hockey Team expressed his hope to reach final in the coming SEA Games.

Head Coach Myanmar , Zahid Ali: “We have to challenge this is the final face before the SEA games. After final we check what teams are require more. It will be have to fix more weekends that problems effort. This is the fourth or three months we cannot go higher potation but we want that the team can play good games at least reach in the final this time.”

Myanmar women Hockey Team will be competed in the Sea Games for the first time.

The Players undergoing training very hard hoping to win a medal.

Player , Thin Thin Hlaing : This hockey tournament is really difficult to play the game which is very dangerous of me. I, myself I was never thinking about to play the hockey, but when I started in the hockey tournament... I'm love in it. I always woke up at 5am every day to train for this games, hockey is based on the healthy body. That's why I stay strong and I want to be a part of it.  

The final match of hockey tournament will be held on 25th July at Theinphyu hockey stadium. A total of 1 million kyats cash prize will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners.