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.
Hockey is finally introduced to Malekula Island
Vanuatu Hockey federation is finally introduced Hockey in Malekula Island. It was in the southern part of the island in the two villages called Dixon and Letokas. It was on 8th and 9th of May 2017 that people in the island were finally known about Hockey.
During this two day outreach, there were a lot of sports activity has been carrying out.Hockey is one of the main highlight during the program. Nasse Maltungtung was on the island as a Resilience Program Sport Officer. The program was funded by wan Smolbag.the purpose of the program is to develop the living standard of the people in the village.
Hockey was first introduced to the village in south west bay called Dixon, on the 8th of May. It was fun with a lot of children and their parents that come and first experience Hockey and other sport activities. There were seven teams that compete that day. They were all mixed up with children and Adults both male and female. On the following day we travel to another village called Letokas to run the same sport activities and they were five mixed teams that compete against each other.The main reason of those Sport activities is to help them understand more about working together to develop their community.
However, our traveling trip to those two villages is very hard because we only travel by boat; there is no road that connects this people with other villages around them.Despite that hockey was finally touchdown in Malekula Island.
Vanuatu Hockey would like to say thank you to wan Smolbag for its resilience program that finally enable Hockey in the Island.