Hockey Dreams and SportWays go way back. SportWays has been a loyal partner of the Hockey Dreams Foundation for many years. Partly due to their support, thousands of children in Zambia, Malawi and Uganda can play hockey every week and are guided by our hardworking and enthusiastic coaches, who also teach them valuable life lessons besides hockey. Together, we put focus on personal development.
In 2022, coaches Innocent Raskara (Uganda) and Geoffrey Gama (Malawi) had an experience of a lifetime: their Hockey Dreams Trip to the Netherlands. A big part of this coach internship is joining SportWays hockey camps. To learn valuable lessons around coaching, kids, logistics, and much more. Everything to share in their team when they get home, and to take their players and community to the next step. A huge experience for them in so many ways! Watch and see last year’s impressions of coach Innocent and Gama.
SportWays supports our programmes in more ways. They have been able to collect a huge amount of hockey sticks through their participants of overnight camps and day camps – who got their ‘old’ equipment from the attic and brought them to the camp intake. What a way to start your summer camp!
And as you might have noticed, the SportWays sweaters, shirts and shorts can be spotted on many of our photos and videos, worn by our coaches and kids. To strive sustainability, we make sure that these (very popular!) sports clothing of previous hockey seasons is put to well use in our local hockey camps.
Last but not least, many SportWays participants and their friends and families, have made donations to our foundation. We really want to thank every one for supporting our projects and making sure that so many coaches and kids can play their favourite sport. SportWays people are amazing people!
Since the summer of 2020, we also partnered up with the SportWays hub in South Africa, and organised the very first African Hockey Summit together. Read more about that partnership here.
Want to know more about equipment collection and initiatives? We wrote a blog about the how and the why. Check it out!