2017 began with great spirit in Panama, beginning with the internal restructuring, making changes in the technical part of the organization, and finishing with the strategic plan to elevate the level of our athletes.
The activities began with the opening of the summer season, in order to incorporate new units and set the sports program of the year, looking forward for the next 5 years.
HOCKEY TOUR - SEVEN A SIDE COSTA RICA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
At the beginning of March (9th-13th), the Panamanian Hockey Association choose 2 teams to represent us at the International Hockey Seven Festival organized in city of Cartago, Costa Rica, by the Costa Rican Hockey Federation chaired by Professor Bernardo Picado. In one hand Women's team of the Panamanian capital: THE PANAMA CITY HOCKEY CLUB and in the other hand Men’s Team of the Atlantic city of Colón: COLON HOCKEY CLUB.
This activity was a great experience for the players who participated, not only for the competitiveness demonstrated but for the healthy coexistence between the athletes of these countries.
V NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES 2017
Panamanian hockey was included in the program of the V National Youth Games organized by the Panamanian Sports Institute.
On this occasion, the Panamanian Hockey Association determined to play in the Hockey Five mode, and called for women and men teams from the provinces that are members: Bocas del Toro, Coclé, Colón, Chiriquí, Panama, West Panama, and the Comarca Gnobe Bugle.
Thirteen teams participated, seven men and six women, approximately 150 youth hockey players, who participated. This kind of events helps the growth and development of the national sports future.
With great pride, we announce the inclusion in these V NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES to a group of young players from the original communities of our country, settled in a Region called "GNOBE BUGLE", who for the first time attended these games. To make this possible, the Association trained teachers of the region, for two years, to teach, and prepare the teams for this tournament.
The effort was worth it, the Association made something remarkable and memorable, they were congratulated for the initiative to consider groups in the active participation of society.
CLOSING & AWARDS OF HOCKEY V NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES 2017
GOLD - PANAMA GOLD – PANAMA
SILVER – COCLE SILVER – COMARCA G.B.
BRONZE - COMARCA G.B. BRONZE - CHIRIQUI
President Juan Carlos Varela said some emotional words at the event that the Association organized as a tribute to the youth champions of the Fifth Youth Games of the Panamanian hockey 2017.
Apart from congratulating the champions, he assured them to continue supporting the development of this new discipline in our country, and pushed everyone to continue playing, training and learning.