16:40 | 11/12/2018 Sports
Vietnam’s national hockey team will compete at the Nantou International Men’s Hockey Tournament in Chinese Taipei from December 9-14.
|The tournament is held in Chinese Taipei from December 9-14 - Photo courtesy of James Chew|
The 16-strong team includes 14 players aged 19-23. Vietnam will compete alongside the hosts Chinese Taipei, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong and Bangladesh.
“This event will give Vietnamese hockey players the opportunity to gain experience while playing against stronger Asian hockey playing nations. Besides, it implements the Vietnam Hockey Federation (VHF)’s development plan to organise overseas events that can attract and grow the number of potential national hockey players in the country,” said James Chew, manager of the Vietnam hockey squad and CEO of VHF.
The team will be coached by Huynh Dai Phuc, who is the only qualified national hockey coach in Vietnam.
The event is organized by the Chinese Taipei Hockey Federation and endorsed by the Asian Hockey Federation.