In spite of the fact that women have performed better in competitions over the last few years, boys have shown more interest in hockey than girls due to various reasons which include; social, cultural and economic. This is negatively affecting the standards and sustenance of female performance.
The Ghana Hockey Association will launch the FUTURES HOCKEY PROGRAMME FOR GIRLS on 5th February, 2011 at 10:00am at the National Hockey Stadium. It is an Australian Sports Outreach/Australian High Commission sponsored programme.
The programme will target 6-18 year olds and will seek to identify new talents, develop existing female players, develop new interests, change the misconceptions surrounding girls’ involvement in sports and publicise the game of hockey in Ghana.
It is intended to produce players who will represent their respective schools, zones and regions in various competitions and eventually develop a crop of international hockey players to represent the nation as well as promote social integration.
The programme will target girls in selected communities in Greater Accra, Eastern,Western, Ashanti and Central regions.