The Volta Hockey Club hosts two hockey clubs at the Ho Sports Stadium for a day’s gala on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
The gala is aimed at further preparing the team for the upcoming National Sports Festival slated for July 29 through to August 9.
Hockey, one of Ghana’s cherished sport which both sexes play was selected as one of the Sporting disciplines to be competed for at the revived annual festival as they were left out last year.
Regional Coordinator, Peter Paul Osafo in a conversation with TalksenseSports says the competition will also give further exposure to their players.
“This is a competition where we want to give exposure to the team and also to prepare them for the upcoming Sports Festival. We are starting the game at 8:30am and expecting Citizens International Club & Koforidua Hockey Club. We have been camping in Ho, with players at Kpetoe and Ho. Although our players are from two different towns, we train together.”
Volta Hockey Club has a history in the National Sports Festival, placing second in the maiden sports festival (Unity Games) held in Greater Accra Region. With a large number of contributions to the men’s hockey national team (past & present), the Black Sticks, Volta Hockey Club, who will represent the Volta Region at the upcoming sports festival in Cape Coast is poised for the ultimate.
Brothers, Damalie Luke and Damalie Mathew who now play for Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in Accra and Akaba Elikem and Akaba Emmanuel who also play for Exchequer in Accra are all national team players who once played for the Volta Hockey club.
Current U-17 Hockey captain, Esther Nuatro who was recently adjudged the best goal keeper at the Inter-regional School Sports Festival in Cape Coast was also a product of the Volta Hockey Club.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey/voltaonlinegh.com