Three officials of the AfHF and some National Associations participated in the FIH Hockey Academy Management Course organized as part of activities lined up for the FIH Congress in Dubai. The two Vice Presidents and the Treasurer actively engaged in the discussions and exercises and brought the African perspective at Continental and Country level to bear on the exchanges that sought to map out strategies to employ in achieving the goals of the FIH Hockey Revolution.
The course covered topics such as “Leading the Change” which explored the processes and behaviours required to lead the Hockey Revolution in Continental Federations and National Associations, and “Athlete Pathway” which considered the role of the Athlete Pathway and High Performance Programmes in the Hockey Revolution.
The Course was conducted by two renowned Educators Chris Solly, Managing Director at World Academy of Sport (WAoS), Former member of the Olympic Games Knowledge Services and Steve Griffiths, Director of International Federation Programmes at WAoS, Former Head of Organizational Development at World Rugby. André Oliveira, FIH Academy and Education Manager, coordinated the course.
In an interaction with the officials of the AfHF on how they intended to utilize the knowledge acquired and networks acquired, they indicated their preparedness to share the knowledge through replicating the training programme and tapping into the networks for the benefit of the Continent and its National Associations.