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MBABANE – Eswatini Hockey Association (EHA) has recently received a significant boost from the Hockey Dreams Foundation, which is based in the Netherlands.

During a press conference held at the Eswatini Sport and Recreational Council (ESRC) offices in Mbabane yesterday, Tinavo Mushavi, the EHA Development Director, announced that the foundation had donated equipment worth over E90 000 to the association. Mushavi expressed the association’s gratitude for the foundation’s support, stating, “We received this consignment from the Hockey Dreams Foundation, which has not only provided us with equipment but has also promised to send coaching personnel to the country. Additionally, they will establish training centres and send more equipment to further enhance the development of hockey in Eswatini.” The coaches from the foundation will be conducting development camps and the equipment will be distributed to training centres in the Manzini and Shiselweni regions. Mushavi also acknowledged the Sports Council for their assistance in handling the logistics for the delivery of the equipment.


Highlighting the association’s commitment to popularising the sport of hockey, Mushavi emphasised the importance of starting at the grassroots level and expanding the introduction of hockey in schools. He further mentioned that the clubs in Eswatini would also benefit from the donated equipment. Currently, there are five elite clubs, but the association aims to increase that number to ten. Mushavi also appealed for sponsors to support the league, which is currently self-funded. Zama Tsabedze, the ESRC Development Business Manager, commended the collaboration between the foundation and the association.  “We applaud this partnership and as the Sports Council, we are here to support and present this donation to the association. We also extend our gratitude to the government for facilitating the exemption of these goods from tax,” Tsabedze remarked.

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