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Field hockey coaches serve on Uganda trip

June 18, 2014 : Liberty University Athletics

A nine-member Liberty University team, which included three coaches from the field hockey team, spent two weeks serving in the East African nation of Uganda. The group participated in various projects ranging from manual labor, singing and performing skits, to field hockey and sports clinics.

One of the team members, field hockey assistant coach Tilly Brampton, was recently featured on LFSN's "Game On" show, detailing her experience in Uganda and sharing her faith journey.

The group spent time volunteering in an orphanage, where they spent an afternoon playing sports with local children and helped with construction on a pair of new school buildings. They also spent several days at the national field hockey stadium conducting field hockey and sports clinics for several hundred primary and secondary students.

This is the second consecutive year Liberty field hockey head coach Jodi Murphy led a trip to Uganda. In the future, Murphy plans to continue her work in Uganda through her organization, Pathfinder Hockey. The organization seeks to further the promotion of field hockey in the nation and connect with various groups to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

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