Guyanese Fiedtkou re-elected to Pan Am Hockey Federation Board of Directors
Guyanese sport administrator Tricia Fiedtkou was in late January re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF).
The PAHF Congress and Board of Directors meeting was held from January 27-29 during the Pan American Cups in Santiago, Chile, where Guyana was represented by President of the local hockey board, Philip Fernandes, who had voting rights.
Fiedtkou, the current Assistant Treasurer of the Guyana Olympic Association, was voted in for another term on the Board, after initially serving what was supposed to be a two-year term from 2019.
That term was extended by a few months due to restrictions imposed globally by COVID-19.
Notably, Fiedtkou is the first and only Guyanese to ever serve on the PAHF Board.
Joining her for new terms on the Board are Ademir Montenegro Cortes of Panama, Walter Kramer of Chile, Fabian Stewart of Jamaica and Ann Doggett of Canada.
Fiedtkou, speaking to News Room Sport, said a significant development coming out of the Congress was the Caribbean being approved a separate Zone within Pan Am region. That amendment was proposed by the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board.
Prior to that, the Caribbean was part of the Central America Zone. The other Zones are North America and South America.
The four Zones are as follows:
Caribbean: Guyana, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Haiti and Bahamas.
Central America: Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico and Panama.
North America: North America, Canada, Bermuda.
South America: Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Meanwhile, the PAHF President Alberto ‘Coco’ Budeisky, who was re-elected for another four-year term, encouraged the National Federations to work together with the PAHF in development plans for the growth of the sport in their countries.