One more time: German athletes and PH Hockey Team go outdoors

06 December 2017

On 03 December 2017, the Philippine Hockey Team once again met with German athletes Laura Stelter and Stefanie Wendt for another session of hockey masterclass and friendly match. Held at the British School Manila in BGC, Laura, Stefanie, and the PH team were also joined by expats who regularly play hockey in Manila, including YouTube vlogger, chef and entrepreneur Chris Urbano.


Photo: RP Indoor Hockey Team (Men and Women) and expats with Ms. Laura Stelter (standing 5th from left), Ms. Stefanie Wendt (standing 10th from left), Deputy Chief of Mission of the German Embassy Manila Dr. Roland Schissau (standing center), Larong Hockey ng Pilipinas President Dr. Benjamin Espiritu (standing 5th from right) and Secretary-General Mr. Jing Arroyo (standing 7th from right). © German Embassy Manila


Altogether, the athletes underwent some drills to hone their skills in outdoor hockey and had a friendly match to cap the session. It was followed by a buffet dinner at the invitation of German Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Dr. Roland Schissau at his residence in Makati City for the PH team with the officers involved in the organization of the hockey association in the Philippines (Larong Hockey ng Pilipinas, Inc.), namely Dr. Benjamin Espiritu, LHP President, Mr. Jing Arroyo, LHP Secretary-General, and Hon. Dr. Jose Paulo Campos, Director of LHP and President of Emilio Aguinaldo College which hosts the Philippine National Hockey Team.

Together, the activities, from the indoor and outdoor hockey sessions, demonstrated the potential for further cooperation between Germany and the Philippines through sports and enhance people-to-people relations between the two countries. Both sides look forward to further promotion of hockey as a sport in the Philippines.

This session is made possible through the cooperation of Larong Hockey ng Pilipinas, Inc., the designated hockey association in the Philippines recognized and accredited by the Philippine Olympic Committee.

For Official Photos, please click here:

Outdoor Hockey – Media Kit

(Kindly credit all photos to © German Embassy Manila)

For more information and inquiries, please contact Mr. Cyril Constantino, Press and Culture Officer of the German Embassy Manila, at or