The game of hockey is the first sport code that brought an Olympic medal for Zimbabwe in 1980 after the Snr Ladies hockey team known as the GOLDEN girls swooped GOLD medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games.
Fast forward 39 years later no team sport has ever won a Olympic medal for Zimbabwe. Besides the 1980 Golden Girls the U-21 Girls Hockey team has also impressed winning a BRONZE medal at the Africa Youth Games and also qualifying for the 2018 Youth Olympics Games. If more is spent on the development aspect of hockey in the country we can have the next generation of the GOLDEN GIRLS.
Hockey is a sport that many would like to associate with the affluent community which I believe is NOT TRUE. These days more and more students from different backgrounds and communities have started playing hockey and more should be done to groom the next Zimbabwe hockey players.
Next level coaching team that comprises Antony Fife and Kudzanai Tembo visited Mbare during the Easter holidays and offered free coaching and training session. Close to 25 young and upcoming hockey players from Mbare,Glen View,Glen Norah and Epworth took part in the coaching and training session.
Kudzanai Tembo called upon individuals, communities and cooperate world to come on board and help sponsor the young upcoming hockey players with state of the art hockey materials. Antony Fife acknowledge the fact that young hockey players particularly those in the urban areas lack adequate coaching and hence the visit was more of them impacting their hockey knowledge to the youngsters.