With a Ball and a Stick March 01 2017, 0 Comments
Watching a game of field hockey is an exercise in itself. Spectators have to keep their eyes on a fast-moving plastic of fiberglass composite ball, which is hit and flicked across the field at high speed. The players always seem to be on the move. It is fast.
Typically in South Africa, Hockey is considered a winter sport, usually played outdoors on grass or turf. Two teams of eleven players each compete, their aim: to get the ball past the opposing goalkeeper.
The ball is propelled by hitting it with a wooden or fiber stick which is curved and flattened at one end. The goalie also carries a stick, which may be shaped slightly differently to give it more surface area. As in soccer, the goalie is the only one who may touch the ball with other parts of his body other than the stick.
The history of field hockey can be traced back to early civilizations but the modern game was developed in the British Isles circa 1860, with the first formal hockey club formed in 1861.
Field Hockey is now the second biggest team sport, world-wide, played by men and women, in over 100 countries. Hockey is played by many sports clubs and offered widely in schools, who play competitively for trophies and cups.
Socially, hockey is a sport that is played by men and women of all ages, as long as they can wield a stick! The trophy and the medal my not be the object of the game when played merely for fun but the game is usually just as fast.
At Prestige Awards, we carry a range of trophies that help add spirit to any hockey game. Traditional silver cups, which can be customised for the occasions and miniature statuettes for male and female players for the whole team. http://www.prestigeawards.co.za/products/hockey-player-female-miniature-award
A special trophy made from resin and hard wood may be an option for a floating trophy. The trophy is molded according to a three-dimensional design then cast in resin. The resin is given an antique gold look, which brings with it a sense of tradition. http://www.prestigeawards.co.za/products/hockey-goal-resin-trophy
Something more modern perhaps? We have trophies that are constructed from aluminium and mounted on a smart wooden base. These trophies were designed by Prestige Awards and are unique in their class. These trophies are also customisable to reflect the name of a club or event. We are open to discussing your design and bringing it to life in our factory. http://www.prestigeawards.co.za/products/hockey-m-ring-floating-trophy-t0425
Enjoy your game of hockey!