5th National Archery Men & Women Championship From Jan 10
Zeeshan Mehtab 4 years ago Thu 05th January 2017 | 06:55 PM
PESHAWAR, Jan 5 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 05th Jan, 2017 ) : The 5th edition of the National Archery Men and Women Championship under the aegis of FATA Olympic Association with the support of Shahid and Brothers Tyres Company for the first time in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from January 10-12, 2017 at Qayyum Sports Complex here.
This was stated Shahid Khan Shinwari while addressing a press here at Media Center Qayyum Sports Complex on Thursday. Flanked by former Sports Minister Syed Aqil Shah, Vice President Pakistan Olympic Association and Secretary General Pakistan Archery Federation Muhammad Wisal, Shahid Khan Shinwari lashed on Directorate of Sports and Youth FATA for ignoring the event by extending no support.
Holding of any activities for just three days by spending millions of rupees does not mean promotion of sports in FATA rather concrete steps should be taken to involve the youth in healthy sports activities at grassroots level, Shahid Khan said.
He disclosed that for the first time in the history that FATA Olympic Association is organizing the National Archery Championship where more than 100 archers in three different categories comprising Men individual, Women Individual, Men Team event, Women Team event and Mixed (Men & Women).
Some guests are also coming to see the event from China as well, he said. He said players from Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Army, PAF, Pakistan Railways, Pakistan Wapda, Pakistan Police, Higher education Commission (HEC), and host FATA will be taking part.
The teams will be arriving on January 9, 2017. Muhammad Wisal Khan disclosed that the first National Archery Men and Women Championship held in 2011 in Peshawar under the aegis of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Olympic Association.
He said without their support it would be unable to hold the national event in the province. Syed Aqil Shah said that President Pakistan Archery Federation and President Pakistan Olympic Association Lt.
Gen. (Retd) Syed Arif Hassan will also grace the occasion as guest. He said the Championship will be played on international rules with each of the players in both Men and Women categories would have hit 72 shorts before counting the score in individual and team events. APP/ijz/rn