Have you been caught watching the Team GBs Hockey Olympic campaign and fancy picking up your stick again? Have you been inspired by our athletes in Rio to do something different and revisit your sport? Are you looking to get fit or meet a new great bunch of people… (If we do say so ourselves!)
Well one of Hockey returners definitely seems to be inspired following her first few Back2Hockey Sessions and has already confirmed she will be playing for WHC in the new season:
We are now half way through the Back 2 Hockey sessions, and those players that made that decision to blow the dust off of their hockey sticks can’t seem to put their sticks back down! These dedicated sessions to reintroducing players back to our beloved sport have got off to great start, with numerous players reporting that they are loving their time on the pitch and are hungry for more.
The hour long pitch time involves a gentle warm up, followed by several exercises helping players become reacquainted with a hockey stick. These exercises are then slowly built upon by our patient and encouraging coach Marco, reminding our returners of the skills they used to utilise on a weekly basis at school, university or at their old club. To round off the evening’s session the returners are then let loose on the pitch in a quick fun game rekindling that competitive spirit that draws us all to the AstroTurf.
One of returners has already signed up to WHC and played his first friendly match with one of our 6 Men’s teams!
Hockey is a great team sport and an excellent way to keep yourself fit and socialise. Another one of returners had this to say about the Back2Hockey sessions:
So whether you played at school, university or you have taken a break from hockey in the past few years, why not give it another go?! We are only half way through our Back2Hockey sessions, so you still have plenty of time to become reacquainted with your sport. The sessions run from 8-9pm at Cressex on a Wednesday evening from until 24th August.
Please meet at Cressex 15 mins prior to start time to ensure we can register you, collect a small fee of £2 and make sure you have all the necessary equipment. If you would like further details please contact Tanya at [email protected]