Hockey Kit 4 the World

Hockey kit 4 all the world

Following on from the successful bid to host the Women’s World Cup in 2018, England Hockey are working in partnership between The FIH, UK Sport, Ghana Hockey and the African Hockey Federation to deliver an exciting four year expansion plan for hockey in West Africa.

The biggest challenge to hockey development in West Africa is a huge lack of equipment. It is not uncommon for club players not to have their own sticks and teachers regularly have to deliver to classes of 40+ children with fewer than 10 useable sticks!

The expansion plan therefore includes the provision of hockey equipment and resources to schools and clubs across West Africa.

This is where we hope you can help.

With the support of Barrington Sports, England Hockey are asking the hockey family to donate any unwanted hockey sticks to players in Africa.

Are you treating yourself to a new stick this summer?

How many sticks do you have tucked away in the garage?

Has your child outgrown another stick?

Then, why not give your stick a new life and give someone else the opportunity to play?

At every England Hockey event (including the Euros) there will be stick donation buckets situated outside the England Hockey Shop. We would encourage everyone to bring along a stick, use it in the fun zone, and then leave it behind to begin a new journey.

We have set ourselves a target of 4000 sticks but we truly believe that with the help of the Hockey Family we can go above and beyond.

If your club or school think that you could organise your own collection for a number of sticks, please contact Lucy Rowe to discuss feasibility