TOP South African coach Lindsay Wright and highly-rated Federation of International umpire Peter Wright are expected in the country next month for a coaching and umpiring course.
Report by Sports Reporter
The clinics will take place at the Khumalo Hockey Stadium towards the end of November to the beginning of December and will run alongside the African Cup of Club Championships which will be held at the same venue from the December 1-8.
Lindsey Wright (née Carlisle) — an ex-springbok
women’s captain from 1995–2006 — played over 200 internationals during her playing career and participated in the Olympics, World Cup, Commonwealth Games, All-Africa Games and Champions Trophy.
She now coaches the SA Under-21 girls side and runs her own hockey action coaching programme.
Peter Wright — top FIH umpire — has officiated many top-level international games.
Nicky Watson, the vice-president of the Matabeleland Hockey Board said the courses would play a crucial role in developing standards of hockey in the country.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for all hockey coaches and umpires in Zimbabwe to gain valuable knowledge from a very experienced coach and umpire. We need to make it worth their while to travel all the way from Johannesburg as they are giving up their time to help in the development of our hockey. It is a very generous offer from Lindsey, who is an ex-Zimbabwe and is keen to help.
“It is imperative that as many people as possible attend the course to help further the development of hockey in Zimbabwe.” he added.