April 21, 2021 11:00 AM
Africa plays hockey
Field hockey is a widely played team sport of the hockey family. The game can be played on grass, watered turf, artificial turf or synthetic field, as well as an indoor boarded surface. Each team plays with ten field players and a goalkeeper. Players use sticks made of wood, carbon fibre, fibre glass, or a combination of carbon fibre and fibre glass in different quantities, to hit a round, hard, plastic hockey ball.
During play, goal keepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with any part of their body, while field players can only play the ball with the flat side of their stick. A player’s hand is considered part of the stick if holding the stick. If the ball is touched with the rounded part of the stick, it will result in a penalty. Goal keepers also cannot play the ball with the back of their stick.
Africa Youth for Peace and Development (AYPAD) was established on 24th October 1995 in Sierra Leone and registered as a non-profit charity in the Government of Sierra Leone in 2000 by holding a United Nations Economic and Social accredited Status. AYPAD works with young people facing difficult circumstances around Africa and provides them with direct or indirect employment, education and sustainable livelihood programs through our multi faced development approach.
In our collection videos from trainings of field hockey.