Villa María del Triunfo, March 23rd. In the most important milestone in the history of Peruvian hockey, the Organizing Committee of Lima 2019 delivered this morning to the Peruvian Hockey Federation the two official courts of this sport, where the matches of the Pan American Games will take place.
Gianni Delucchi, head of the Peruvian Federation of this sport, and Carlos Neuhaus, Executive Director of Lima 2019, were in charge of signing the proceedings that put an end to a delay that lasted generations for the national hockey, but today already enjoys impeccable water courts.
"I don’t know whether to say dream come true or task accomplished, but we are looking forward for much more, we are going to recover the progressions that we have always had at the South American level and shorten the gaps we have with the countries of the Pan American zone," Delucchi said at a moment of the ceremony that was attended by the two national teams, led by Claudia Ardiles and Felix Mafferetti, and the head coach, Patricio Martínez.
After taking the official photos of the event, the players entered to the court and had a first contact with it, where they practiced shots to the goal and carried out different activities with the 'stick' and the ball.
The two water courts are part of the Andrés Avelino Cáceres sports complex, where two rugby courts are also being built, a series of paleta fronton, pelota vasca and softball courts and a waterpolo pool. In addition, the archery will be played and, during the ParaPan American Games, the specialties of soccer 5 and soccer 7.
This will be one of the venues where the XVIII Pan American Games Lima 2019 will take place, from July 26th to August 11th.