Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Hockey Union 2012 leagues season is set to begin in February after a meeting between the union officials and club representatives. The meeting was held at City Park hockey stadium and was attended by representatives of most clubs.

Though the agenda of the meeting was not completed, the KHU chairman Resham Bains expresses optimism that all was on course to set the league rolling in February. The meeting was pushed to be completed this weekend (28th January) at the same venue.

The Kenya Hockey Union league has traditionally been faced by two main challenges, the inability of participating clubs to meet their financial obligations in time, and the resultant failure of the union to pay suppliers in time for technical work done. This is due to the fact that most clubs in the league are self-supporting clubs, dependent on contributions from players and well wishers.

All set for KHU Coaching seminar in Nairobi

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January 4, 2012…The KHU Coaching and Development Committee Convener has sent out invitation letters to all clubs to send representatives to the 2012 coaching seminar.

The seminar to be held at City Park Hockey Stadium,  Nairobi from the 6th – 8th of January 2012 will provide participants with the basic hockey coaching qualifications recognized world wide by the FIH.

Sources say that the seminar is set to begin at 2:00 pm on Friday 6th January and continue at 9:00 am on Saturday and Sunday.

To underline the importance of the seminar, the KHU has decided that no unlicensed coach will be allowed to partake coaching duties with any Club or School with effect from 1st January 2012. Participants will be  provided with coaching licenses after the seminar.

A similar training was scheduled to be held in Mombasa during the SANA TOURNAMENT on the 21st to 23rd October 2011 (Read: 2011 Coaching Seminar in Mombasa by the Kenya Hockey Union) but was called off after the convener failed to secure a flight to Kenya in time.

Participants are requested to fill in this form () and return to KHU Match and Fixtures Secretary. The charges for this course is Ksh 2,500/= to be paid to the KHU with participants required to bring playing kits including hockey sticks as there will be practical sessions which will be evaluated by the Coaching and Development Committee members.

In other news, the hockey transfer window is drawing to a close with no major official transfer news making the headlines. Clubs have until the 15th of January to confirm transfers.