Help us build a hockey campus as the centre for all hockey activities in Sierra Leone.
The pitch is already in Sierra Leone.
Now, we need your help to finance the final part and construct the pitch.
Clubs currently train on dust fields and in backyards which commonly cause injuries. There is no safe place for the club to train or host regular matches.
The “Field of Dreams” will offer a central place for field hockey in Sierra Leone, where field hockey players can improve their skills in the future with training camps and regular competitive matches between clubs, but also learn important values of cohesion and togetherness and get a balance in their daily life.
In June 2022, we succeeded in winning a school and an orphanage, the Rogbere School and Orphanage, not far from the suburb of Waterloo, as a partner for the construction and operation of the "Field of Dreams". The school has a secure, sufficiently large and levelled piece of land.
Truestone has experience with local construction companies which helps keep the costs for the land preparation very low. Truestone also runs a school and an orphanage next to the pitch whose children will be able to access the pitch too.
Last year, we shipped a professional field hockey turf to Sierra Leone that THC Münster generously donated when they renewed their pitch. It is stored in Freetown, waiting to be laid out.
First, we will flatten the land to get an even surface for the pitch. Then, the area will be compacted and reinforced to get a durable foundation on which the turf can rest. Drainage needs to be installed to protect the pitch against heavy rainfalls and flooding during the rainy season. Once we have the solid foundation, we can roll out the pitch and glue it to the base, where it will hopefully provide a safe and appropriate space for many children and young people to play hockey and other sports.
We work with communities to provide a safe environment for children and young adults to play sports. We provide equipment, develop infrastructure and facilitate the transfer of knowledge from European field hockey clubs and players to Sierra Leone.
We have summarised the story of the field of dreams in a short four-minute video.