LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has finalized the schedule of FIH coaching and umpiring courses to be held in Pakistan in near future.

The programme was finalised at a meeting between Chairman FIH Coaching Group Tayyab Ikram and Secretary PHF Muhammad Asif Bajwa at National Hockey Stadium here on Monday.

Both officials finalised the dates and the venues for FIH coaching and umpiring courses and also approved a plan of grading of National coaches and umpires.

PHF and FIH are in an agreement to hold courses in Pakistan to lift the standard of the technical officials (coaches and umpires) and we highly value this venture, said Secretary, PHF, Bajwa after the meeting.

He said the complete schedule of these courses will be announced shortly.