Three hockey teams dominate Teulings league games
Three hockey teams have dominated the Teulings Hockey league games in three age categories respectively. The teams are; Boys U12 Hotspurs, U14 Boys Springfields and U14 Girls Zambezi.
Hotspurs currently has 12 points and Springfields has 9 points while Zambezi has 10 points.
The games took place at the OYDC on Saturday, 20 July, 2019 with 10 teams which include Sharks, D.E Stars, Hotspurs, Springfields, and Tigers coming to compete.
Hockey Coach, Elvis Bwalya, has observed that the participation of girls in this year’s Teulings Youth Sports Challenge is massive adding that he feels happy to see competition such as the Teulings which has continued to grow by producing athletes who later join the junior national teams.
“I feel happy to see such competition, every game played is used to identify which player can be integrated in the national teams. The girl participation this year is massive. As a member of Zambia Hockey Association (ZHA) we are planning for the future to see if we can come up with a good team that can compete for the world cup qualifiers next year” he said.
Other games that took place at the weekend include beach volleyball which saw 25 players all drawn from Lusaka competing.
The Teulings Youth Sports Challenge is a well organized league which involves five sports disciplines hockey, netball, swimming, taekwondo, and beach volleyball and targets young talented athletes below the age of 17 years and is supported by Coen Teulings, Chairman of the Merifin Capital in Belgium.