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  • Writer's pictureFelix Munyika


Zambia Hockey Association (ZHA) has concluded its Hockey Level 2 Technical Course for coaches which began on Thursday 2nd March 2023 with great success.

The course, held in partnership with the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) through Olympic Solidarity, attracted 20 young and enthusiastic coaches from across Zambia.

The 11-day course was conducted by Maggid Abu-Talib, an experienced Hockey Technical Expert from Egypt, who offered presentations and group discussions that kept the coaches engaged during the training.

During the closing ceremony of the training, Elvis Bwalya, the acting General Secretary of ZHA, expressed his gratitude to NOCZ for making the course possible and thanked Hazel Kennedy, the ZHA President, for her support.

The workshop provided a valuable platform for coaches to share ideas and gain knowledge and experience that will help them develop the sport in Zambia. The coaches' representative George Jere, while giving a vote of thanks expressed his appreciation to NOCZ President Mr. Alfred Foloko for his dedication and flexibility towards the course, which helped the coaches acquire practical skills.

NOCZ President Alfred Foloko flanked by Maggid Abu-Talib and Elvis Bwalya when presenting a certificate of attendance to Carol Nakombe

The course was not just about enhancing the coaches' skills but also aimed to develop the sport of hockey in Zambia. The coaches were encouraged to share their knowledge with other coaches and young athletes in their communities and schools. With more qualified coaches, ZHA hopes to expand the sport to other provinces in the country and create positive change in society.

NOCZ President, Mr. Alfred Foloko, urged the coaches to use the knowledge they gained from the course to make a difference in their society. He emphasized that they were the future of the sport, and it was their responsibility to create a positive impact in Zambia.

The ZHA is optimistic that this technical course will help raise the standard of coaching in the country. This will, in turn, lead to the development of the players’ technical capabilities and more competitive teams, not just at the national level, but also at the regional and international levels. With the right support and resources, the association believes that Zambia can become a major player in African hockey.

In conclusion, the course was a great success, and the coaches gained valuable knowledge and experience that will help them develop the sport of hockey in the country. With more qualified coaches, ZHA is poised to expand the sport to other provinces and create positive change in society.

Course participants during one of the sessions


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