More good news: Our women’s group, Hockey Queens got registered ,so they can now apply for micro loans at the local government!
Regarding our coaches, Eliza, Ally and Joseph all obtained a new job in the army. They have developed themselves in a great way that made this possible. We thank them for their tremendous effort in the past years!
In 2023 we will organize in collaboration with THA, a training week for new potential coaches.
Unfortunately, there was also very sad news. Mnonda Magani, our right and left hand in coaching and managing the coaching base in Dar es Salaam, a real friend, has passed away. We will remember him as a great man, who has played a crucial role in the establishment and promotion of our foundation and hockey in general.
He will remain a source of inspiration for all of us and we foster the remembrance in continuing to work on the social and economic well-being of the youngsters in Tanzania.
ACTIVITY REPORT 2020 – 2021
After the closure of many schools due to the pandemia, we had to start up our activities again. Many schools, especially in the region of Lindi and Arusha, have changed school hours; also the reshuffling of headteachers and sports officers meant that we initially could reach only 30% of the kids, compared to the pre-Covid period. Despite all this, we still reach more than 1000 kids at the end of 2021 and the number grows again by the week.
As a result, we have organized our efforts accordingly and reinforced the greater Dar es Salaam area and reduced our efforts in Lindi and Arusha.In those cities, our effort will be to pick up in collaboration with local entities. Our main focus has been to find local partnership and ownership in Tanzania; donations have been drastically reduced during and after the Covid period and continuity cannot be obtained by dependance of (mainly) European companies and donors. We have approached the Tanzania Hockey Association for that purpose, but without success. New proposals for a M.O.U. with local partners have been formulated and are under discussion now.We are happy that we could maintain our great staff of coaches, so we are set to make 2022 a great year again.
ACTIVITY REPORT 2019-2020
HOCKEY TRAINING IN SCHOOLS
Currently we reach around 1500 boys and girls through our school program. Below is a list of schools where we teach divided by Regions, number of kids involved in each school divided by age and gender.
YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS
In 2019 we managed to realize the following youth tournaments, thanks to the support of local and international support.
1. Dar es Salaam Regional Schools League and Senior Men’s League
The annual schools’ league Dar es salaam region took place from January to April 2019.It attracted a total of 12 teams (6 boys and 6 girls teams) from 8 secondary schools in the under 18 category and a total of 28 teams (17 boys and 11 girls teams) in under 14 category from 12 primary schools . The total number of players involved was 406.
The under 14 boys and the girls league was in 5 aside formats whereas the under 18 boys matches were played in the 11 aside format. The total number of players involved was 238 in under 14 (170 boys, 69 girls) and 168 players in under 18(60 girls, 108 boys).
Also organised alongside the junior league was the men’s senior league, which registered a total of 6 teams, including two secondary schools teams, Juhudi Secondary school and the JMK Park Combined TeamDar Stars, one of the community teams founded by the pioneer coaches .The community teams such as this keep the youth in the sport, even after they complete high school.
2. 19th Edition Federation of East Africa Secondary schools games