LAHORE, Aug 10 (APP): Pakistan Hockey Federation on Wednesday announced the names of 31 junior players for attending a short duration camp here from August 16 to prepare for the second leg of Europe tour.
The U21 camp will commence at Johar hockey stadium to groom the players for the tour which will start from August 22 to September 12, said a spokesman of PHF here. In the first leg of the tour the junior team toured Germany and participated in a four nation tournament last month.
During the tour, in Spain, the Pak Juniors will face hosts national junior side in a three test series. While in Netherlands, they will play matches against some of the top teams from Hoofdklasse (Dutch Premier Division), he added.
It is worth mentioning that the Dutch league is easily the most competitive domestic hockey competition in the world with top sides fielding mega international stars from different countries.
“This European tour is a part of preparation for the Junior World Cup to be held in Lucknow, India later this year,” he added.
Following will attend,
(Goalkeepers) Ali Raza (NBP), Mohammad Talal Khalid (Sialkot), Usman Ghani (Railways), Muneer-ur-Rehman (SSGC), Roman Khan (KPK Whites), Hafiz Ali Umair (SNGPL)
(Full backs) Atif Mushtaq (NBP), Hassan Anwar (SSGC), Mubasshir Ali (NBP), Zahid Ullah (PAF) (Halves) Abu Bakar Mahmood (NBP), Faizan (NBP), Junaid Kamal (NBP), Mohammad Usman (Railways), Muhammad Qasim (WAPDA), Tanzeem-ul-Hassan (Railways), Ammad Shakeel Butt (NBP) (Forwards) Shan Irshad (NBP), Azfar Yaqoob (NBP), Muhammad Dilber (NBP), Muhammad Atiq (NBP), Bilal Qadir (NBP), Mohsin Sabir (Navy), Rana Sohail Riaz (SSGC), Sami Ullah (PAF), Muhammad Rizwan (SSGC), Muhammad Naveed (NBP), Bilal Mahmood (WAPDA), Fahad Ullah (PAF), Amir Ali (NBP), Umer Hamdi (WAPDA).