Pol Amat supports the creation of hockey league for people with disabilities



By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net


5 times Olympic Spanish player Pol Amat, is in full support of a project created by the Catalan Hockey Federation of creating a hockey league for people with disabilities. This is a very inspiring example of how our sport is absolutely for everyone!

“This is an innovative and amazing project that will allow everyone to enjoy our sport by living one unique experience.” This is how Spanish hockey legend Pol Amat defines how the creation of this league will cause a positive impact. This league will be played in Catalunya which will reach 120 to 150 people with mental disabilities that will be divided in 12 teams. These player will enjoy a full-on hockey experience with professional coaches and umpires from the Division de Honor (Spain’s top league).

Pol Amat, Narcís Carrió (Catalan Federation), Xavier Queralt (BBVA Group), Marta Puig (Project Coordinator) e Ignasi Cusidó (Fupar Foundation)

The BBVA group, Pol Amat, the Fupar Foundation and the Catalan Hockey Federation, presented the the BBVA Hockey League Plus that will start on September 2016. One of the main objectives will be to create opportunities that will help the integration of hockey with people with disabilities. The clubs of Egara, Atlètic Terrassa, CD Terrassa, Barça, Polo, Catalònia, Iluro and Júnior, will be a very important part of this project.

Source: El Periodico.com


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