Boost for Eradicators

HARARE - Zimbabwe hockey team, Eradicators got a donation of hockey equipment worth more than $4 000 from Australia’s Frankston Stingrays Hockey Club.

The donation comprising of 23 shirts, 24 junior sticks, 12 senior sticks, seven shin guards and six bag sticks was conducted at Magamba Hockey Stadium in the capital yesterday.

Custom Kachambwa, a former Hockey Association of Zimbabwe president who is also the founder of the club, said the sponsorship will go a long way in shaping the team’s dream of nurturing talent.

“It’s really a great honour, as a club we are happy with this donation,” Kachambwa told the Daily News yesterday.

“It’s a great occasion for hockey particularly for Eradicators. We have been waiting for this for a long time. We have been trying and now we have managed to secure the sponsorship.

“With the Australians they are the best hockey playing nation; they are the world champions in the men’s category and also runners up in the women’s section and we hope this is the start of great things.

“This is the start of this relationship and we are looking to much more from this relationship.”

Australian Embassy in Harare deputy head of mission, Joel McGregor said the donation will go a long way in bringing back Zimbabwe’s glory days in as far as hockey is concerned.

“Zimbabwe has a reach history in hockey and I think this donation will go a long way in bringing the old good days,” McGregor said.

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