UK Sport and Regeneris TAP into West Africa

Ahead of the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup, UK Sport have commissioned an evaluation of their Targeted Assistance Programme (TAP) development project based in West Africa.

TAP West Africa is a targeted programme by International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the African Hockey Federation (AHF), supported by UK Sport and England Hockey. The four-year programme was included in England’s successful bid to host the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup this summer.  The project will see England Hockey supporting Ghana Hockey and neighbouring West African nations in developing their participation and performance programmes for coaches, umpires and players. It is hoped that by establishing Ghana as a hub for hockey in West Africa the long-term benefits of the project will be wide reaching, growing the game for men and women across the region.

As part of the evaluation, Regeneris will be travelling to Ghana to undertake extensive engagement with project partners, participants and players to identify lessons and recommendations for UK Sport and the International Hockey Federation to support the sustainability of the project and for future sport development initiatives.

This work builds on Regeneris’s experience of evaluating sport development projects, including: the 2015 Rugby World Cup legacy programme, the evaluation of Unity Project in 2016 and recently an independent review of LEAP – the international legacy programme of the 2017 IAAF World Championships.

Photo credit: Tap West Africa, www.englandhockey.co.uk

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