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Dubai to host hockey world congress

The event is to be staged in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), supported by the United Arab Emirates Hockey Federation and facilitated by Falcon and Associates.



By Kt Report

Published: Thu 11 Jun 2015, 1:18 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:13 PM

Dubai — The 45th International Hockey Federation (FIH) Congress will be held in Dubai from November 8-13, it was announced on Wednesday.

The event is to be staged in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), supported by the United Arab Emirates Hockey Federation and facilitated by Falcon and Associates.

The six-day event will have meetings, social events, networking opportunities and presentations. The main Congress meeting will take place on November 12, during which time new national associations will be welcomed and elections for the executive board memberships will take place.

More than 300 delegates, representing over 80 affiliated countries will discuss and debate on ‘Hockey Revolution’, FIH’s 10-year strategy to drive hockey’s status as a global sport.

“Dubai is a global city and it recognises the value and importance of a flourishing sport sector not only in economic terms but for the benefit of society as a whole,” said Saeed Hareb, secretary general, Dubai Sports Council.

Ismail Ali Abdulla Al Banna, president, UAE Hockey Federation, said: “There is huge potential to grow the sport of hockey in the United Arab Emirates and across the Middle East region.”

“I am delighted that FIH Congress will take place in Dubai in 2016. FIH is working to grow hockey with the DSC in Dubai.”


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