Handball coaching course concluded successfully
Over 300 coaches and sports persons have participated in a seven-day handball coaching course, to mark the International Handball Federation Week.
Pakistan Handball Federation organized the seven-day handball coaching course, to mark the International Handball Federation Week which concluded successfully on Saturday.
International Handball Federation was founded on July 11, 1946 to oversee international competition, and globally celebrated the occasion from July 12 to 18.
Over 300 coaches and sports persons including those residing overseas participated in the gala.
President of Pakistan Handball Federation Mohammad Shafiq, who is also Secretary-General of Asian Handball Federation, welcomed the participants and highlighted the history of International Handball Federation and Pakistan Handball Federation.
Asian gold medallist and certified handball coach Mohammad Sohaib, Rimsha Younis, Azhar ul Haq, South Asian gold medallist and certified coach and Dr Asad Abbas from POA Medical Commission delivered lectures on different subjects.
In the end, POA president retired Lt General Syed Arif Hasan, who is also the OCA vice-president in his closing address congratulated the International Handball Federation for celebrating the week and appreciated the efforts made by the IHF for promoting and developing the sport in the world.
Handball is ranked second sport and declared during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after football. At present 209 countries are affiliated with it.