Portugal - Federacao Portuguesa de Hoquei
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HOCKEY IN PORTUGAL
The game of hockey was introduced in Portugal by the British Colony in the early twenties of XX century and two Associations were created one in Lisbon and another in Porto.
In 1928 the Portuguese Hockey was affiliated at the International Hockey Federation.
In the thirties both Men and Women played at the national leagues and important Clubs as FC Porto, Boavista FC and SL Benfica had hockey sections.
However only in 1948 the Portuguese Hockey Federation was founded by the first Portuguese Club of hockey from Lisbon – Hockey Club de Portugal. Its first President was Mr. Rogério Futcher.
In 1970 the Portuguese Hockey Federation located its headquarters in Porto and Mr. Jerónimo Reis the mentor of this change was elected President of the FPH.
The first official European participation occurred in 1974 in Madrid (Spain) at the Nations Cup Men, where Portugal reached the 16th place.
In 1977 the U.21 Men Team participated at the Nations Cup Men in Folkstone (England).
At Indoor Hockey our European participation started with the organisation of the Qualifier of the Hockey Cup (Men), Porto in 1994
Since then the FPH is participating at the European Competitions on a regular basis and has already organised the following events:
- 1997 – 8th European Nations Cup for Men, Porto
- 1999 – 9th European Indoor Nations Cup Men, Porto
- 2000 – 10th European Nations Junior Cup Men, Porto
- 2002 – 8th European Indoor Nations Cup U21 Men, Porto
- 2004 – 12th European Junior Nations Cup - Lousada
In 2006 the EuroHockey Cup Winner Challenge (Men) will be held in Lousada.
In 2007 the FPH will organise the European Nations Trophy (Men).
Women started their international participation in 2002 and this has been a regular procedure since then but only at the indoor hockey.
Our main target is both to reach the top level of the European hockey and to attract more young people to the game and in spite of all the financial difficulties we are doing our best to achieve this goal.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 15:38