The national hockey training camp for the upcoming Olympics qualifier began at the National Hockey Stadium Lahore and fitness tests of the probables was held under the supervision Physical Trainer.
Out of total 35 probables, 26 reported to the camp commandant Khawaja Junaid. Few probables are playing Hockey leagues and will join camp later.
Fitness tests were essential to retain the players in the training camp.
“Different physical tests were taken and that there will be no compromise on the fitness of the players.There would be no compromise on the quality of food for the players and a complete diet.” said Physical trainer.
More than seventy percent of players in the camp are new faces. We will be able to find if they are good enough to feature at international level after observing them in the camp.
Khawaja Junaid said that he had also requested the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) to arrange some international matches for Green-shirts before the Olympic qualifying round in order to prepare them for the tough matches.
The Olympics qualifier is set to be held in October and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) will announce the draws on September 7.