The Kuwaiti women’s ice hockey team is taking part in the international competition which kicks off Monday at the Thai capital Bangkok.
In statement to KUNA, Head of Kuwaiti Winters Sports Club and Kuwait’s delegation Khaled Al-Mutairi said the team left for Bangkok on Sunday. He disclosed the first match will be on Tuesday against America’s ‘Black Stars’, and then they will play on Wednesday against Malaysian side Jazura before the final rounds kick off.
Al-Mutairi added that the team is fully prepared for the competition as it held a training camp in Thailand for three weeks last August, followed by intensive training in one of the ice skating rinks in Kuwait, let alone holding some friendly games.
He affirmed that the girls, whether veterans or promising talents, are properly psyched up to present the best level of performance in the competition. He said the club provided all their administration and technical needs, and most important of all is reserving the local ice skating rink for them to practice locally and also outside the country.
The technical management of the team invested in developing the athletes’ fitness and prepare them to participate in the most important tournament in their career in order for them to compete strongly in this tournament which will see the participation of a number of Asian and international teams.