Following on from the announcement that the NHLPA will donate $10,000 worth of ice hockey equipment to the AAIIH, the equipment has now arrived at our office in London, awaiting transport to Algiers in the coming weeks. We have been given a wide range of high quality children’s equipment which will allow us to create junior teams and start the junior development process inside Algeria. We are deeply grateful for the donation.
We have also been communicating with the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation), discussing the best ways in which to develop the sport inside Algeria. They have sent us various documents and guides to follow, along with an IIHF membership application form which we hope to complete by the end of the year.
And finally, we’ve had several meetings and communications with the Algerian Olympic Committee, who have given us their full support, and have given us guidance in how to develop the sport in Algeria while working closely with the government. We have also spoken to the Algerian Ski Federation with a view to working closely with them in future.
Look out for announcements on the creation of clubs in Algeria soon.