The recent Samsung Women’s Champions Trophy was not only a testament to the skill, speed and agility with which all the competing teams played it was also a mirror of their values.
By Pam Elgar
The Australian Hockeyroos gave back in a thrilling match which saw them play in an all pink strip as part of their commitment to the community of Breast Cancer sufferers. The crowd at
As a result of that effort and several conversations the Chair of Hockey New Zealand Graham Child suggested that maybe the other teams would like to give back something as well.
We arranged through Tina Brullo and
So, what are we going to do with it? Well Gill has a plan – Samoa who will be competing for the first time in Oceania Cup (August 2009) will be provided with gear and equipment which will help them and other gear will be taken by Gill on her next round of trips to the Island nations at distributed.
Let’s hope this idea takes seed and becomes a feature of future Champions Trophy events. Oceania continental federation is certainly grateful to all the teams competing and particularly for
Actions speak louder than words – thank you to all who gave – you truly are Champions.
Pam Elgar is FIH Executive Board Member, President Oceania Hockey Federation and was FIH Representative at the Samsung Champions Trophy 2009
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