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PPHC elects new officers in online poll

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Phnom Penh Club players during a recent hockey tournament in Cambodia. PPHC

The Phnom Penh Hockey Club (PPHC) has recently elected a new set of officers.

The new officers of the PPHC are Wayne Fensham, chairman; Tom Hesketh, treasurer; Lay Preem, Khmer coordinator; Marten Mirjam, sponsorship lead; Stephan Moreels, tournament lead and Hannah Najar, social lead.

Its members voted online to select the new officers of the PPHC. The new officers will have a shared responsibility to lead the organisation moving forward.

For the next few weeks, according to Najar, they will not hold practice sessions because of the escalating health crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Cambodia reported 31 more coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 84 as of today. As a result, most of the sporting events in the Kingdom have either been cancelled entirely or rescheduled.

The PHHS currently holds two practice sessions every week, either at CIS Roller Dome or Sonivid Sports Club. Both facilities are located in Phnom Penh.

In addition to that, it also engages the Cambodian National Hockey Team and local teams in friendly matches. A team from Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE), a non-governmental organisation devoted to helping underprivileged children, has played with the PPHC more than a few times.

Before the coronavirus outbreak, the training sessions had seen more participation among locals and expats from countries where hockey is played. In addition to local participants, the practice sessions are also attended by players and enthusiasts from the United Kingdom (UK), Zimbabwe, South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, the United States and Australia.

The PPHC was established by LaTonya Ball last year, not only for recreation purposes, but also to develop and promote hockey in the Kingdom. Ball, who is now back in the UK, still assists the organisation from afar, according to Najar.

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