Africa Hockey Federation (AfHF) will co-host with the organizers “SportWays Africa” the very first African Hockey Summit, a free event featuring the best of both African and other continents’ coaches and players to showcase the best in African hockey and beyond.
Working together with SportWays,
Hockey Dreams Foundation, Scorrd and Self-Pass, the AfHF will virtually host the event between September 3rd – 5th 2020.
This development was confirmed to our reporter by local hockey governing body Uganda Hockey Association (UHA) via a notice.
According to Uganda Hockey, during the 3-day virtual summit, registered participants will be able to watch unique video content from top hockey players and coaches from all over the world.
“Expect both interviews and inspiring lectures from over 30 speakers who are world class players and coaches including Max Caldas, Shane McLeod, Marsha Cox, Ric Charlesworth, Alyson Annan, Gregg Clark, Paul Revington, Ongeziwe Mali, Austin Smith, Cedric D’Souza, Thomas
Briels, Dr. Sherylle Calder, the Cassiem brothers and many more,” part of the statement read.
According to Jack Thonissen of SportWays Africa, all players and coaches from Africa and across the world are invited to join and learn.
“We are super proud to be making African hockey history together with this virtual summit. Hockey people are truly amazing with Olympic coaches and players willing to contribute their time and expert knowledge to develop African hockey,” Thonissen said.
Entrance to the event is free and entry details are with local hockey governing bodies.
However, as the AfHF continuously works on developing and engaging African Officials and Umpires, Hockey Dreams equally endorses and supports all initiatives -alongside National Associations and Clubs- to develop and grow African coaches and players.
The inaugural edition of the African Hockey Summit features a well-rounded mix of talents from Africa and abroad and will surely capitalize on the concept of “coaching without borders”.
The meeting is anticipated to be a rich and exciting 3-day online event where coaches and players can share their knowledge, experiences and best practices.