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Talent Hunt Youth Sports

​Talent Hunt Youth Sports League project intends to hunt talent in various games including Badminton, Boxing, Cricket, Football, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Squash, Table Tennis, and Volleyball for men and women whereas Weightlifting and Wrestling for men only.

Moreover, the project provides equal growth opportunities to both males and females and promotes excellence in sports with a view of spotting right talent for right sports to nurture them systematically through coaching and mentorship.

Aims & Objectives:

One of the long-term objectives of the project is to develop HEC's team and to develop a pool of talented young players to produce professional players (men and women), compete and represent Pakistan at national and international front. The project aims to initiate talent hunt sports movement in the country to develop sports culture.

Current Status:

During Phase-I of the project, talent hunt and provincial leagues of Weightlifting and Wrestling have successfully been completed whereas National League would be planned for October 2022.

Also, trials for Hockey (men & women) has also started in August 2022.

During the year 2022-23, talent hunt activities for other games would be as follows:

  • Volleyball (Men & Women)
  • Badminton (Men & Women)
  • Table Tennis (Men & Women)
  • Squash (Men & Women)

Eligibility Criteria for Players:

  • Aged between 15-25 years
  • Pakistani & AJK Nationals
  • Departmental players are not eligible to participate in the games

Trials for both men and women players will be conducted in 25 different locations

The locations are:

BalochistanIslamabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Gilgit BaltistanKhyber PakhtunkhwaPunjabSindh
Dera Murad Jamali/Sibi/TurbatMirpur

Bannu

 

RawalpindiHyderabad
KhuzdarIslamabadSwatSialkotKarachi
Uthal-HubGilgitPeshawarFaisalabadSukkur
QuettaMuzaffarabadHazaraLahoreLarkana
LoralaiSkarduMardanBahawalpur/ MultanShaheed Benazirabad

How to Apply?

Interested players may get themselves registered online through the web link: Youth Programme (pmyp.gov.pk)

Way Forward:

HEC under the Talent Hunt Youth Sports League intends to provide unlimited opportunities to the selected players after winning National Leagues in their respective games. The opportunities include provision of coaching and development facility under the patronage of Pakistan Sports Board and award of scholarships for pursuing higher education. Also, the selected players (men and women) will be attached with Sports Academies (High Performance and Resource Center) to continuously develop their skills, competency and physical fitness that are required to be a professional player.

Contact Details:

For any queries, feel free to contact HEC Call Centre at UAN: 111-119-432 or 0334-1119432

Web link: https://onlinehelp.hec.gov.pk/

​Mr. Javed Ali Memon

Director/ In-charge Sports & Co-curricular Division

Email ID: jmemon@hec.gov.pk

Mr. Adnan Saeed

Project Manager

Email ID: adsaeed@hec.gov.pk

Mr. Rifaqat Ali Naz

Project Manager

Email ID: ranaz@hec.gov.pk