Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) was amongst the shortlisted 2016 Hockey Revolution Awards.
This was official announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) late last month.
“The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the shortlist for all of the Hockey Revolution Awards which will be presented at the Hockey Revolution Part 2 Conference in Dubai,’’ According to an article FIH published in their Website.
The report said six awards will be presented during the Revolution Awards program set for November 11, 2016 in Dubai.
“On Friday 11 November, when the discussions, meetings and activities draw to a close after an inspirational day at the Conference, delegates in Dubai will be drawn to the spectacular No Limits Ball.
“The Armani Hotel will host this prestigious event which will, for the first time, feature public presentations of the Hockey Revolution Awards (formerly FIH Honorary Awards).’’
From the six awards Solomon Islands was shortlisted for the Pablo Nagre Thophy and Theo Ykema Award.
“The Pablo Negre Trophy is presented to a National Association that has made a significant mark either through innovative programmes and initiatives or by embracing the spirit of hockey through exceptional sportsmanship.’’
Nominations for the Pablo Trophy are as follows:Ghana Hockey Association; Hockey Association of Malawi; Pakistan Hockey Federation; Peru Hockey Federation; Sierra Leone Hockey Association; Solomon Islands Hockey Association; Thailand Hockey Association; USA Field Hockey.
“The Theo Ykema Award is presented to a National Association who has inspired, developed and enriched hockey in its homeland through projects and initiatives.’’
Nominations for this award are:Bangladesh Hockey Federation; Peru Hockey Federation; Solomon Islands Hockey Association.
The other awards that will be presented are Guust Lathouwers Memorial Trophy, Etienne Glichitch Award, The Super Fair Play Trophy Rene G Frank, and HRH Sultan Azlan Shah Award.
The report also said, in addition to the above awards, three awards for individuals will be presented at the No Limits Ball.
“These awards are the Order of Merit, the Diploma of Merit and Honorary Member.
“Each of these awards recognises and celebrates outstanding commitment and contribution to hockey by an individual.’’
Meanwhile Star Sports understands this is the first time Solomon Islands will take part is such program.
It will be a great boost for Solomon Islands hockey if they can be able to win award from the program.
By CROFTON UTUKANA