Dave Hammond @ Capital Penguins
The past couple of weeks the Capital Penguin's Inline Hockey Team have been lucky enough to host our good friend Dave Hammond again. Dave has been in the country for a few months this year thanks to the New Zealand Inline Hockey Association (NZIHA) who have funded his trip out here from his home based of Namibia.
For those of you who haven't met Dave yet, he's a current senior member of the Canadian Inline Hockey Team and the coach of the Canadian Women's Inline Hockey Team. Having a player / coach of his calibre in the country is a real game changer for our sport and we've been trying to make the most of this latest visit.
While Dave has been in Wellington for this second stretch we've run extra trainings open to all NZIHA members including our friends from the Rimutaka Renegades on Tuesday and Friday nights. Dave has also been our guest coach at our Term 4 After School Slapshot programme and Junior Club summer training on Thursdays.
And even Dave has been on the road for the past few months he always brings the same level of energy and professionalism every time he gets out on the rink.
The biggest benefit to our Club has been the confidence and skills Dave has been passing onto our coaching staff, both experienced and new coaches! Thanks for all the effort Dave, looking forward to seeing you back in December before you go!