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.
Schools Program Underway
The local schools surrounding the Wan Smolbag Youth Centre Sports Court has started an Introduction to Hockey course as part of Smolbag's commitment to providing schools with regular physical education as part of their curriculum.
Vila North Primary, Olwei, NTM have all started the program that not only includes an introduction to hockey but also basketball and pikinini plei plei group excersizes.
The program is run by Peter Bell, WSB Sports Coordinator, along with Assistant Co-ordinators Annie Noel and Mawa Ian. Trainee Development Officer, Onis Bakeo, has also come on-board to help provide technical and coaching assistance.
"Everybody is a winner with this program.", Mr Bells says, "Not only do the students get to learn about new team sports in a safe environment and all the benefits that come along with it but the teachers are learning how to run similar P.E. classes of their own accord and the newly designated sports component of their curriculum is being fulfilled. I hope this relationship continues well into the future."