By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey | Voltaonlinegh |
The Agortime Senior High School’s Hockey team is poised to better their last year performance at the upcoming Citizens International Inter School (CIIS) Fiesta at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium in Accra slated for June 13-15, 2019.
AGORSEC who will be making their second appearance in the 4th edition of the annual school tournament, failed to progress to the quarter-finals last year but managed to win the Fair Play Award.
The school was privileged to be the first to have a feel of the trophy on Saturday, May 25, 2019, during a trophy tour amidst fun fair and a warm reception of organisers of the tournament including Chairman of the Citizen International Hockey Club and officials of the Ghana Hockey Association.
Assistant Headmaster, Ernest Vodzi was delighted for their inclusion in the tournament for the second time and thanked the regional association for their support.
“I am so happy that as the only school playing the game in the region, you have considered us for the second time. We, the Administrators of the school will do everything possible to assist the team to raise the flag of the school and the region as well. I want to as well, thank the Volta Regional Hockey Association for their countless support to the team.”
In preparation for the 3-day tournament, AGORSEC had improved upon their training schedules and expanded their playing pitch using hoes, pick axes, rakes and spade.
Head Coach of the school, Wisdom Ofori, who doubles as Coach for the Volta Regional Hockey Association in an interview said, the trophy tour had energised them to bring back the trophy to the region.
“We have been preparing feverishly for the tournament and I must say that the trophy tour has gingered us for glory. It has boosted the morale of the players to put in more effort to perform better than last year. We are sure of bringing back the trophy.”
The 16-team tournament, which has the likes of PRESEC, Adisadel College and Prempeh College and sponsored by the Ghana Hockey Association and the Ghana Revenue Authority, has “Pay your Taxes, Support our Education” as this year’s theme.