Former Zimbabwe junior hockey player and now FIH technical official Sarah Bennett was this week awarded with an FIH Diploma of Merit.

Bennett was amongst the three hockey administrators that were awarded the Diploma of Merit during the 47th FIH Congress which was held virtually. Arguably becoming the first Zimbabwean to be awarded the FIH Diploma of Merit.

She is set to become the youngest Zimbabwean hockey official to officiate at the Olympics games after she was appointed as one of FIH technical officials at the 2020 Olympics games.

Also, read Sarah Bennett Becomes The Youngest Zimbabwean Hockey Official To Officiate At The Olympic Qualifiers

The Diploma of Merit is awarded to individuals who have been serving or served a period of distinguished service to the sport, a description which very much applies to this hugely respected official.


Back home Bennett has won several awards which include technical official of the year

The Zimbabwean hockey official is a member of the African Hockey Federation Executive Board Member and Chair of the AfHF Development Committee.

Also, read Sarah Bennett Appointed As A Member Of Africa Hockey Federation And Chair Of Africa Hockey Development Committee

The King of Malaysia His Majesty Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah who is currently the Patron of the Asian Hockey Federation was named as an Honorary Member of FIH for his tireless efforts to promote and develop hockey.

Meanwhile, Narinder Batra of India was on Saturday re-elected as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) President for a second term after beating Marc Coudron of Belgium by a slender margin of just two votes during the world body’s virtual 47th Congress.



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