Oosterbeek HC and EHF visited Split Croatia in June as part of the Twinning initiative, and this visit highlighted the need to develop the hockey facilities there. Croatia has done much work to rebuild and remodel its facilities in Zagreb, where the Zagreb Hockey Centre has made significant headway towards a dedicated area for Hockey5s. Due to these developments, the number of children playing hockey in Zagreb in recent years has greatly increased, and the one available pitch is nearing its capacity! The new Hockey5s area (60 x 50 m) will serve to welcome more kids to hockey in the Zagreb area.
When Beerschot HC‘s pitch became available, EHF directed this valuable asset to Croatia so that the 2 centres could benefit from this second hand carpet. The City of Zagreb and Zagreb Hockey Union made the investment to pay for transport, and five trucks travelled to Antwerp, Belgium to collect the carpet. This carpet will be used to complete the Hockey5s area in Zagreb Hockey Centre and the rest will be sent to Split club Spartenak HC so the can lay an area of 30 x 40 m, on a site designated by this purpose by the Croatian Ministry of Sport during the Twinning visit in June.
EHF wishes to thank Beershot HC for this very kind donation and hopes that the hockey family in Croatia continues to grow due to the installation of the 2 small pitches. \
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