Hockey associations of India and Poland have picked prestigious awards for the game uplift in their respective countries during a virtual conference organized by the International Hockey Federation ahead of the 47th Congress scheduled for today, Saturday.

Polish Hockey Association scooped up the Theo Ikema Award thanks to various hockey development projects resulting in 30 newly trained coaches and over 3000 schoolchildren being introduced to the sport within the country, while Indian Hockey Association was announced as the winners of the Etienne Glichitch Award in recognition of its remarkable contribution to the growth and development of Hockey.

The Pablo Negre Award was given to the Uzbekistan Hockey Federation, for the implementation of youth development models as the country strives to become a major hockey hub of Central Asia. The Guust Lathouwers Memorial Trophy went to Croatia’s Ivona Makar, for an individual who has made a significant mark on the development of umpiring.

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