The Federation, with help of its academies at various locations, has targeted the cities where abundant hockey talent is available and these cities are Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, Gojra, Bahawalpur, Bannu, Abbottabad, Sialkot, Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin, Sheikhupura, Vehari and Multan.
Highlighting the steps being taken for promotion of the game, sources at Ministry of In-Provincial Coordination on Monday said there is no dearth of talent in the country but all that is needed to impart systematic and scientific training on modern lines to young players having potential of playing game of hockey.
The sources said the PHF Management has decided to expand the base of hockey all over Pakistan and catch the talent in its prime and through regular sports academics.
The PHF Executive Board and PHF Congress have appreciated the steps taken by new management for rejuvenation of the game and approved some projects which included establishment of Hockey Academies.
As per details outlined in Master Plan, each Academy has have 30-33 players selected by Selection Committee nominated by PHF.
For their selection, the players report at ground/venue, which is notified in press. The selected players are of school going age and studying in 8th, 9th and 10th classes.
Every year, when the players of 10th class have vacated, as a regular system, those of the players of 9th class are promoted to next cadre and similarly students of 8th to next cadre.
For the vacancy created in 8th class, next batch of 11 players is selected and every year the rotation carries on.
The sources said the selected players of the Academy are living in their own homes and are reporting at the Coaching Centers daily, for coaching.
Moreover, they said under prevailing socio-economic conditions, it was considered appropriate that players should be imparted coaching instructions in their home towns and they would be staying at their homes.