Central High School, an international high school in Limbe, Blantyre, has partnered Hockey Association of Malawi (HAM) to establish a sports academy at the institution’s campus.
Speaking when he signed the contract at Central High School yesterday, HAM president Khrishna Achuthan said the association will be working with teachers to develop the sport at the school.
He said they will also introduce other sporting disciplines such as swimming and lawn tennis, depending on the success of the hockey project.
Achuthan said: “We would like to set up a sports academy as Hockey Association of Malawi through our Coaching and Development Committee to develop the standards of hockey basing on our long-term vision.
“We want the sports academy’s to grow along with academic work as they say too much work makes John a dull boy.”
He also said the academy players will provide a feeder to well-established clubs.
On funding, he said they will work out how best it can be done between the two parties.
“Of course a small fee will be required. But money should not be an issue,” Achuthan said.
On his part, Central High head teacher Nishant Mishra said they would like to revive sports at the institution.
“Central High School has produced sports personalities in soccer, hockey and lawn tennis. We are determined to revive the legacy,” he said.
Mishra said the school has good facilities to run a sports academy.
“We have amazing sports facilities and a gymnasium will also be installed,” he said.
Central High School has produced great sports stars, including, the late Jack Chamangwana, Gilbert Chirwa, Holman and his brother Kennedy Malunga, Kannock Munde and Gerald Phiri.