2022 PAHF Congress - Santiago, Chile - January 28


To: National Associations


January 28 2022
Santiago, Chile


PAHF is pleased to announce the Ordinary Congress will be held in Santiago, Chile on 28th January 2022, commencing at 08:00 am.

May I bring the following to your attention:


1.1   There is a proposal to amend the statutes of the PAHF to adjust to FIH changes in Statutes. The Proposed statutes will be sent to all NA’s as soon as approved by the FIH.

1.2   Board of Directors and/or any member may propose alterations to the Statutes at any meeting of Congress. Any proposals for alterations to the PAHF Statutes must be sent in writing by email to Ms. Laura Macchiotti at lauramac@panamhockey.org on or before November 03, 2021.

1.3   Candidates for election or re-election to any position of the PAHF Board must be nominated by his/her own NA and must be a citizen of that country. Nominations must be submitted in the appropriate form, as described in item 1.4 below.

1.4   Nominations are called for the following positions:
-        President
-        5 ordinary members of the PAHF Board, 2 women and 3 men

Nominations will close at 11:59 pm (Argentina time) on November 19, 2021

Please enter nominations through the online forms as follows:
- Nominations for President: https://panamhockey.wufoo.com/forms/z1kl8omy1f84p3o/

- Nominations for Ordinary Members of the Board: https://panamhockey.wufoo.com/forms/z18364ex01zl66t/


Attached is a list of outgoing members of the Board of Directors for general information in Annex 1 below.

Each candidate for position of President and Ordinary member is entitled to make a presentation up to a maximum of five minutes long to Congress

1.5  Any item that a member wishes to be considered for inclusion on the Agenda must be sent to the Board of Directors in writing (lauramac@panamhockey.org ) with a brief explanation on or before December 03, 2021

 1.6   Each National Association (NA) may have up to 2 delegates in attendance. One delegate must be the Head of Delegation (person entitled to vote) to be named at the opening of the Congress. The Head of Delegation must be a citizen of the country of the NA that he/she represents and accredit nationality by presenting his/her Passport. The link for the registration is https://panamhockey.wufoo.com/forms/z152dgl40zcm6x1/

Please complete the form on or before December 29, 2021.



2.1   Nominations are called for members of the PAHF Committees as follows:

a) PAHF Competitions Committee

b)  PAHF Umpiring Committee

c)  PAHF Athletes Committee (from election by the athletes). Further information about this will be sent in separate communications as well related documents.

Please note that, by a decision of the Board, the Appointments Panel, Media & Communications Panel and the Medical Panel will only have a Chair who is responsible to appoint collaborators and advisors from 2015 on.

Also, as it was decided by the Board, the Development Panel became a Sub-Committee of the Board, composed by Board members and PAHF consultants.

2.2   Nominations for PAHF Committees, which close at 11:59pm (Argentina time) on November 19, 2021, must be filled online as follows:

- Nominations for Competitions Committee: https://panamhockey.wufoo.com/forms/z1xsfxvd108fa70/
- Nominations for Umpiring Committee: https://panamhockey.wufoo.com/forms/z143png712ppk03/

Please note the following provisions in relation to nominations:
- Nominations Forms must be completed online;
- Nominations must include a brief statement of the nominee’s suitability for the position;
- Each NA must give to the PAHF an undertaking, expressly committing to financially support its nominee(s), so he/she can attend meetings of the Committee to which he/she is appointed.

The Board shall appoint the members of the Committees from the nominations received after screening each nomination and consulting the Chairpersons of the respective Committee to ensure that the nominees are suitable for the Committee to which they have appointed.



A Bulletin with general information about Santiago, including accommodation options will be released soon.

Summary of Important Dates

November 03, 2021

Last date for proposals of alterations to the Statutes.

19 November 2021

Closing date of nominations for President and Ordinary

members of the PAHF Board

19 November 2021

Closing date of nominations for Competitions and

Umpiring Committees

December 03, 2021

Items for Agenda

29 December 2021

Nominations of Delegates to Congress

19-30 January 2022

Pan American Cups

28 January 2022 8:00 am

PAHF Congress


Note: From November 1st, 2021, all visitors to Chile MUST be full vaccinated and have a negative PCR. No quarantine is required. More information on COVID Protocols will be sent with the bulletin.


At this time of election for the ordinary members of the Board of Directors, there are two (2) females and three (3) male Ordinary member whose positions are up for election or re-election, they are as follows:

Position: President

Mr. Alberto “Coco” Budeisky (ARG) Term- July 2021 (extended up to January 2022 due to COVID 19)– position up for election


Position: Ordinary Members of the Board

- Ms. Ann Doggett (CAN) – NA – Term-July 2021 (extended up to January 2022 due to COVID 19)– up for election - Female
- Ms. Tricia Fiedtkou (GUY) – CAC– Term- July 2021 –(extended up to January 2022 due to COVID 19) up for election – Female

- Mr. Walter Kramer (CHI) – SA – Term- July 2021 –(extended up to January 2022 due to COVID 19) up for election -Male
- Mr. Hector Motta Rios (PUR) – CAC – Term- July 2021- (extended up to January 2022 due to COVID 19) up for election - MaleMr. - Bernardo Picado Trejos (CRC) – CAC – Term-July 2021 (extended up to January 2022 due to COVID 19)– up for election - Male


If you have any queries, please contact Laura Macchiotti, PAHF Events and Development Coordinator, at lauramac@panamhockey.org (+54 91160576888)