Wednesday 17 Aug at 20:18

BEACH hockey is the latest sport to hit Durban beaches. THE Madsen Hockey Academy launched Beach Hockey on Durban’s main beach on Saturday, 13 August.

The academy managed to get a permit with the assistance of eThekwini Sport and Recreation to use the beach as a hockey field for two fun hours.

SA U21 players, KZN hockey players and Madsen Hockey Academy coaches played the initial matches to experiment with the rules and skills. The players were so thrilled with the game and soon mastered the format and skills.

A group of players from Eston Primary School and their families also joined the fun, to test out the new sport, which was met with a resounding positive response.

The players are looking forward to getting beach hockey established as a new division of hockey that can be offered in Durban. To date there are over 30 countries that play beach hockey with Beach Hockey International

arranging the Asian Beach Games, South American Beach Games and the World Beach Games.

FIH ( Federation of International Hockey) has joined with Beach Hockey International to assist in the development and promotion of International beach hockey events in Durban.

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