Preparations are under way for Oceania Intercontinental cup in Sydney Australia.The Mens team will be hoping to go more better than the silver they won at last year in world league round 1! Team to be announced soon! Hopefully both Men and Women team will be competed in the tournament.
Tanna Island has its representative in Vanuatu hockey under 18 squats
With the first outreach program that started last year in November, VHF continue support hockey in Tanna Island. In july 26 to 28, Tanna hockey held a hockey program that go towards the selection of a representatives for both side boys and girls.
The program was held for two days in loupukas village (central North Tanna). There were many kids who come compete. The Hockey games are made up in mixed teams. There were three teams that compete. The teams are: Tigre, Eagle and Nikel. Eagle was the best team in the hockey program. After small two day tournament, Maltungtung Nasse the Hockey development officer has selected 5 girls and 5 boys to go in the pre selection.
They went through different Hockey drills and fitness and SAI IAUKO and JIMMY LAU, they proved to be the female and male who worthy to be in the Hockey under 18 squat that will go and compete in PNG next year February.
The Tanna Hockey program is also celebrate the 37 anniversary of independent of the country.