Help South Africa's Children In Need
With movement and fun, we tackle every hockey training session in the Western Cape Area. In order to create a safe and welcoming place for our children, we are reliant on your donations.
WE'VE BEEN ACTIVE
Unite South Africa´s children through sports and enhance their education, that is our aim! Since 2009, we work together with the Alster Cape Town Foundation in South Africa to make the world a little bit better.
You Can Make a Difference.
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Alster Cape Town Hockey Project
So many happy children.
Delf Ness from Club an der Alster Hamburg and the Football Foundation as a part of the Grootbos Foundation started a hockey project in Gansbaai, South Africa, in 2009 as the Alster Grootbos Hockey Project.
In 2022 the project moved to Cape Town, as the Alster Cape Town Hockey Project, in partnership with Western Province Hockey Union and Villa Viva, part of the Viva con Agua family.
You can join Us
What We Are Doing in South Africa
Show kids how to play hockey, improve their skills on the pitch and organise tournaments. It’s all about fun and overall personal development.
Play, sing and dance with the kids at several local schools in the mornings. Physical Education which is inline with the schools curriculum are at the forefront of these sessions.
In order to pay our local hockey coach as well as finance equipment and transportation to games and tournaments, we need your monetary donations.
We organise an annual fundraiser event held in Hamburg in November. We are always looking for prizes for our raffle.
What volunteers say
I recognized the emotional reward of this daily work and the learning effects of my work with different groups of children from an extremely different context. This significantly improved my intercultural and interpersonal understanding and taught me holding responsibility.
In the programs in cooperation with local kindergardens we encouraged the children to work together as a team and started training them coordination skills and developing social skills while singing songs with them in several languages and playing games.
My time as a volunteer also caused a change in my mindset. It helped me remember again what Hockey truly is about: Having fun and engaging with your friends at the same time rather than competing all the time.
I was simply impressed by the skills every player on my team had. I came to South Africa with the impression that the kids have really low techniques and thought it would be best to start at the very beginning but could even start working on game tactics we used at the upcoming tournaments.
Then I met the hockey kids. A group of 20-30 crazy children, who will always have a special place in my heart. Always fun, loud and active, teaching me so much about their culture, thankfulness and appreciation for the littlest things in the world.