SportWays African Hockey Summit 2020

Welcome to the home of the first ever African Hockey Summit!

This game-changing event is hosted right here from 3 - 5 September 2020. Expertly designed by SportWays and the Hockey Dreams Foundation, the summit is set to host the BEST players and coaches from Africa and the world!

This WORLD CLASS summit is officially sanctioned by the African Hockey Federation (AFHF) 🤝 Together, we are bringing the world to Africa to INSPIRE, EDUCATE and for the first time in our history - coach without boarders! 🌈

Thanks to our amazing partners and speakers, this virtual summit is FREE for everyone in the hockey world to join! 


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Moving African Hockey Forward - Together!

The #AfricanHockeySummit is the ultimate virtual hockey experience that brings hockey fans from all over the world together in one place for a unique weekend, getting up close and personal with hockey legends and superstars!
Our summit speakers are diverse and feature the best in Africa and the best in the world! Get an exclusive look into their role in our sport and their place in history as they share their incredible stories and knowledge with you.
Hockey players, coaches, officials, administrators and fans from Africa and world hockey are invited to join in! There is something for everyone!
The 3-day summit will see a set of speakers' sessions go live each day and will be available to view for 24 hours.
Special thanks to our friends and partners here at SportWays, the Hockey Dreams Foundation, African Hockey Federation, Scorrd and Self-Pass for making our shared vision of #CoachingWithoutBoarders possible! 

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Summit Partners

African Hockey Federation

This is an officially sanctioned event of the AFHF

Where Hockey Connects

Live session will also be streamed on Scorrd! If you want to take part in the live discussion head to their platform!


The global creative community is heading to Africa, geared up to inspire the next generation of skillers!

Hockey Dreams Foundation

Our Partner organisation and charity of choice! Read more about the awesome work they do in Africa and how you can get involved!


Bringing the highest quality hockey experiences to the world for 30 years!

Organiser of hockey camps, clinics, coach education experiences and events

Summit Speakers

Dr. Ric Charlesworth

Multiple gold medal winning international coach

Shane McLeod

Belgium men's national team head coach (Olympic silver, World Cup gold, European Championship gold and silver medals)

Paul Revington

4 x international team coach & FIH All Star Team Coach

Dr. Sherylle Calder

Leading visual skills and performance specialist

Austin Smith

Africa’s best men’s hockey player & Double SA Olympian

Ongeziwe Mali

Africa's best women's hockey player  (AFCON player of the tournament 2019)

Alyson Annan

Australian Double Olympian & World Cup gold medallist (player) + current Dutch womens head coach (Olympic silver medal). 

Max Caldas

Olympic & World Cup gold medallist coach + current Dutch national men's head coach

Craig Fulton

SA Olympian (player), former head coach Ireland men + current Belgium national men's assistant coach

Gregg Clark

250 caps & double SA Olympian (player). Double Olympian (SA men's coach). Hockey India League winner.

Bernardo Fernandes

Founder of Self Pass, Head Coach Portugal, FIH Academy Educator

Kurt Cerfontyne

2 x international team coach, High Performance Director & FIH Academy Educator

Craig Parnham

Double Olympian with Great Britain & current Director of USA Hockey

Martijn Drijver

The world's best goalkeeper coach!

Sheldon Rostron

Double Africa Cup Gold medal as head coach of SA national mens AND womens teams (same tournament)

Marsha Cox 

Triple SA Olympian & Africa’s most capped player with over 300 caps

Thomas Tichelman

Founder of SportWays the worlds leading coaching company for last 30 years

The Cormack Family

Trevor, Shayne, Jerri and Kiana - indoor & outdoor Namibian hockey royalty!

Tsoanelo Pholo

Former SA international player & Olympian, High Performance Director & FIH Educator

Jamie Kroukamp

African following his dream to be a pro coach in Holland

Cedric D' Souza

35 year coaching career + 3 x international team coach (Olympics & World Cup)


Jacqueline Mwangi

African Hockey Federation Athletes Commission Chairperson

Dayaan & Mustapha Cassiem

Africa’s brightest talents - South African indoor & outdoor national team players

Ahmed Azmy 

CEO of African Hockey Federation

Devin Stanton

FIH Level 2 Coach & SportWays Technical Director

Shaun Baker

FIH Level 2 Coach & SportWays Technical Director

Jenny King

Former SA women's team head coach & FIH Academy Educator

Rhett Halkett

Former SA international player & Olympian and (new) Dutch ladies assistant coach

Kyle Marks

FIH Level 2 Coach & SportWays Technical Director

Blake Goosen

FIH Level 2 Coach & SportWays Technical Director

Georgina Oliva

Double Spanish Olympian & one of best players in the world. Scorrd Ambassador. 

Kovin Moodley

FIH Level 2 Coach & SportWays Technical Director

Thomas Briels

Belgium Captain, World Cup Gold & Olympic Silver medallist. Scorrd Ambassador. 

Sean Surmon

Head of High Performance at Maties Sport, Stellenbosch University

David Harte

Ireland Captain & Olympian. 2 x FIH Best Goalkeeper & EHL winner. Scorrd Ambassador. 

Ann Grant

Zimbabwe womens national team won the 1980 Olympic GOLD medal - Africa's first & only

Tim Goodenough

High Performance / Mental Coach with 17 yrs experience coaching elite individuals & teams. Published author of 3 x best sellers. 

Bryce West

FIH Level 2 Coach & SportWays Technical Director

Bjorn Kellerman

Current NL international player & Member of the first mens team of SV Kampong. 3 x national champion | 1 x world Cup indoor. 1 x European champion | 1 x Champion EHL | 4 x HWL

Basten Pels 

Basten Pels is a SportWays International Technical Director, FIH Developer and Head Coach of Xenios men's first team in The Netherlands.

Samuel and Shadrick

Samuel and Shadrick (Hockey Dreams Foundation Coaches in Zambia)

African Hockey Summit Agenda:

*Video's go live each day for 24 hours from 8AM CET / GMT +2 / CAT

Day 1: 3 September 2020

  • Samuel and Shadrick (Hockey Dreams Foundation Coaches) - Hockey changed our lives 
  • Bernardo Fernandes - the story of the Self-Pass skillers movement
  • Dr Sherylle Calder - Why "keep your eye on the ball" is no longer good enough 
  • Devin Stanton - Penalty Corner (PC) Defence Analysis by Devin Stanton (FIH L2 Coach) 
  • Shaun Baker (FIH L2 Coach) - Coach Identity and Team DNA 
  • Jenny King - Let's talk about the 'team talk' 
  • Craig Fulton - from Olympic player to FIH Coach of the Year & World Champion!
  • Dr Ric Charlesworth incredible hockey journey winning 16 GOLD medals at Olympics, World Cups, Commonwealth Games and Champions Trophies
  • Austin Smith - Africa's best player scoring 10 goals in 5 games helping South Africa win the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 to secure Olympic qualification
  • Martijn Drivjer - becoming the world's best goalie coach
  • Tsoanelo "Coach" Pholo (former SA international women's player & Olympian, High Performance Director & FIH Educator) - Performance Hockey: The Key Elements
  • Rhett Halkett - from SA Olympic player to assistant coach of the best women's team in the world (Netherlands)
  • Jacqueline Mwangi (AfHF Athletes Commission Chairperson) - African Hockey Players: Our Voice

Day 2: 4 September 2020

  • Bjorn Kellerman & Malou Janssen (Hockey Dreams Foundation) - Why education and hockey can make a difference 
  • Ahmed Azmy (CEO of the African Hockey Federation) - an update on Africa hockey
  • Tim Goodenough - finding your (mental) performance recipe in elite hockey
  • Kyle Marks (FIH L2 Coach) - The Hockey Field: Zones Roles & Responsibilities 
  • Blake Goosen (FIH L2 Coach) - Your Season: Periodisation and maximising your training potential 
  • Kurt Cerfontyne - My Story and a look at the African Hockey playing styles
  • Paul "Revs" Revington - my journey growing as a coach in Africa and how I got to the top level of the sport
  • Sean Surmon (Head of High Performance at Maties Sport, Stellenbosch University) - creating of HP programs and sport science support
  • Alyson Annan - from the worlds best player to coaching the worlds best team!
  • Shane McLeod - a fomer New Zealand Black Sticks player who as head coach led the Belgium men to their first ever World Cup GOLD
  • Ongeziwe Mali - Africa’s best women’s hockey player
  • Davey Harte (Ireland Olympian & Captain) - becoming the world's best goalkeeper
  • Devin Stanton & Basten Pels - the success of SportWays knowledge sharing in Africa
  • The Cormack Family - Namibia's 'first' hockey family

Day 3: 5 September 2020

  • Thomas Tichelman and Craig Sieben (the African connection) - The SportWays Story 
  • Georgina Oliva (Double Olympian with Spain) - becoming Europes best player and my midfield masterclass
  • Kovin Moodley (FIH L2 Coach) -New Age Teaching Of Technical Skills 
  • Bryce West (FIH L2 Coach) - Take the next step: Drill creation using match analysis
  • Sheldon Rostron - making history winning double Africa Cup GOLD as head coach of BOTH the SA mens AND SA women's national teams (at the same tournament!)

  • Gregg Clark - My story and the makings of a (good) midfielder by Gregg Clark (2 x Olympic player, 2 x Olympic coach & Hockey India League winner)

  • Craig Parnham - tactical awareness and decision making
  • Max Caldas - Double Olympian player with Argentina, Olympic Gold Medallist Coach and current Dutch men's national team head coach
  • Marsha Cox - triple Olympian and becoming Africa’s most capped player (300 + tests)
  • Thomas Briels (Belgium Red Lions Captain) - becoming a world champion!
  • Cedric D'Souza - a look over my 35 year international hockey coaching career & focus on youth development with limited resources
  • Jamie Kroukamp - my journey from grass hockey in South Africa to professional hockey coach in Europe. 
  • Dayaan & Mustapha Cassiem aka 'The Brabo Brothers' - Africa’s youngest brightest talents as South African men's indoor AND outdoor national team players
  • Ann Grant - Africa's only Olympic hockey GOLD medal - the Zimbabwe womens national team of 1980