New 6 a side Hockey League a Cracking Success

Friday Night was the first night of Vanuatu’s first ever Hockey League, and proved to be an exciting event with fantastic display of skill, good crowds and a fun but competitive atmosphere.

The 6 a side competition has drawn 6 mens teams, 5 womens teams and 6 u.15 teams to compete over a season of 14 weeks at Wansmolbag Youth Centre. Many players come from Wansmolbag and communities close by, as well as a number of strong teams coming down from Tanoliu village, North Efate.

All games were fast paced and played to an extremely high standard, impressing onlookers and drawing a good crowd.

“It was fantastic to see a combination of skilled experienced players teaming up with developing new players,” comments National Men’s Coach Peter Robinson. “We are hoping the league will increase participation in hockey, whilst also improving players skills and team play in a competitive but enjoyable and safe environment” comments Coach Robinson.

The league will go for 12 weeks with Grand Finals being held in June to determine Vanuatu’s first League Premiers.

For the first time, Vanuatu will have its own Hockey League. The Port Vila 6-a-side Hockey League begins this Friday at Wansmolbag Sport Centre. At this stage the Vanuatu Hockey Federation has 4 U.15 teams, 4 women’s teams and 6-7 men’s teams.


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