05 Feb '12, 11am

1st satellite hockey training centre at St Hilda's Secondary

1st satellite hockey training centre at St Hilda's Secondary

Dutch hockey star Taeke Taekema teaching the students how to do a drag flick. Mr Taeke Taekema launches the first-ever Singapore Hockey Federation (SHF) satellite training centre. -- ST PHOTO: TERRENCE LIm By Sanjay Nair The Singapore Hockey Federation (SHF) launched its first satellite training centre at St. Hilda's Secondary on Sunday. This is part of the SHF's concerted effort to get more youth involved in the sport and increase the talent pool for its youth development programmes. A further three centres, which are targeted at youngsters between the ages of 8 and 16, are expected to be up and running by the end of this year. SHF President Annabel Pennefather said: 'We're taking youth development very seriously. Besides scouting for young talent, we want to give opportunities to kids who don't get a chance to play hockey at their schools.' Dutch star Taeke Taekema, cons...

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