Kenya’s Hockey team starts training ahead of Commonwealth Games debut

Kenya’s Hockey team starts training ahead of Commonwealth Games debut

The Kenyan girls have been drawn in Pool B and will open their campaign on July 29 against defending champions New Zealand, before taking on 2014 winners Australia then play Scotland and wrap it up in an all-African affair against South Africa.

Ahead of their debut at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom, national women’s hockey team, the Blades, have began their training at the City Park Stadium, two months before the tournament kicks off.

The Kenyan ladies earned a place in Birmingham after finishing third at the Africa Women’s Championship in Accra, Ghana. They have commenced training with a provisional squad of 30 players after which the final 18 will be selected, ready to represent the country in Birmingham.

“We are currently working on adjusting into systems that will get us results because we realize the kind of opposition, we are going to face is not the one we are used to playing in Africa,” said head coach Meshack Senge.

He adds; “I think our training is going on as per our plans and moving forward we will test with different opposition for us to get even better.”

The Kenyan girls have been drawn in Pool B and will open their campaign on July 29 against defending champions New Zealand, before taking on 2014 winners Australia then play Scotland and wrap it up in an all-African affair against South Africa.

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