Favourite Players: Andreu Enrich (SPA)

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net


Andreu Enrich is one of the most talented Spanish players in the past 20 years but his talent does not focus online inside the field, he is also a very active philanthropist who helps children in India. Currently, he is living in Amsterdam where he is playing for Pinoké.

As a hockey player:
His playing career includes being the Captain of Atlétic Terrassa Hockey Club, the most awarded hockey team in Spain where he became Spanish league champion in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. As an international player for the Spanish National Team he participated in 30 games where he became champion in the 2004 Champions Trophy in Lahore and in the 2005 European Cup Nations in Leipzig Champion.

As a philanthropist:
“In 2006 I resigned from the National Team because of my indian hockey development project: Stick for India. I had to spend time working in the Indian villages and I could not attend the national training camps. That’s the reason why I don’t have more international achievements after 2006. Stick for India is a social development project created by Santi Freixa and me in 2006 in the rural district of Anantapur, India. Our mission is to use the hockey as a social development tool for the children. Our aim is to create international hockey players and to improve the national level of the game. Nowadays we are sponsoring more than 45 schools and two hockey academies, one for boys and one for girls. In total more than 1.200 players are practising hockey regularly”.

Stick for India is a hockey project of Rural Development Trust (Fundación Vicente Ferrer) created in 2006 by Santi Freixa and Andreu Enrich with the values of the Anantapur Hockey Association. The aim is to use the hockey as a social development tool for the rural children of the district. Providing them all the sport benefits, like social unity, healthy habits, emotional intelligence, empathy and a new way to have fun.


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