St Stephen’s School donates hockey equipment to underprivileged students in India


Richard Davies conducting a clinic with students from the Good Shepherd School.
Richard Davies with Australian hockey player Tyler Lovell.
Richard Davies conducting a clinic with students from the Good Shepherd School. Richard Davies with Australian hockey player Tyler Lovell.

THE Deputy Headmaster of St Stephen’s School recently took his love of hockey to India, donating sporting equipment and running clinics for underprivileged students.

Richard Davies, a coach of international hockey players, called on luminaries such as multiple Olympian Jamie Dwyer and World Cup gold medal winner Tyler Lovell for support. Hockey equipment supplier FHE.com and the Perth YMCC Hockey Club also donated equipment.

“Surprisingly, India’s national sport is hockey, not cricket,” Mr Davies said. “The children were overjoyed with the kit and with the coaching clinics we ran.”

Mr Davies presented the equipment and clinics at the Good Shepherd School (GSS) headquarters in Hyderabad.

“GSS runs more than 100 schools across the country with many of the students from the impoverished and disadvantaged Dalit caste,” he said.

“They conduct terrific work to improve the lives of students through education.”