Marsha Cox inspires school kids to dream big
Marsha Cox, Proteas women’s hockey captain and SA’s most capped international took time off from her busy schedule to share her vast experience with a group of enthusiastic youngsters during a hockey clinic at her former school, Greenwood Park Primary School in Greenwood Durban.
The Commonwealth Games star conducted the coaching session alongside her mother, Marion. Marion is a former teacher at the school and a hockey star in her own right!
Nator, as Marsha is effectively known in hockey circles, marshaled a group of 40 young hockey hopefuls in a 4 hour long hockey clinic which was divided into two sessions with Marsha, Marion and the school’s hockey coaches working with a group of 21 junior pupils at the first session and 19 senior pupils at the second session.
“I’ve always wanted to give back where it all started and to encourage the youngsters to work on their talent because the world is a small place. A few years ago I was just like the kids who are taking part in that hockey clinic and now I’ve travelled the world and met some really incredible people from all walks of life,” Marsha said.
School’s principal, Mr. Africa said the school appreciated the initiative is important to nurture talent from a young age in order to have more success stories. This day will be remembered by many of these youngsters for years to come.
Kookaburra was on hand to donate kit to the school. Kookaburra SA’s Managing Director Nicola Ludlow said “Marsha is not only an ambassador for this community but for the country as well. As the leading sport equipment manufacturer we believe in what she stands for and know that this initiative will go a long way to empowering these youngsters to believe in their dreams. Hopefully some of them will go on to emulate their hero,” she said.