22nd Oct, 2019

New sessions due to start as Bromsgrove moves closer to becoming a Walking Sports centre of excellence

Tristan Harris 10th Oct, 2019 Updated: 18th Oct, 2019

THE QUEST to make Bromsgrove a centre of excellence for walking sports will be stepped up later this month with new sessions taking place on the astroturf at the town’s hockey club.

Daytime Walking Hockey sessions will take place from 10.30am to 11.30am every Thursday from October 24 and new Walking Football sessions will be available in the town from October 22. The strolling sessions of the beautiful game, which have never been available in the town until now, will be between 10.30am and 11.30am every Tuesday.

Alan added discussions were already taking place with Jon Miller about walking basketball and with Bromsgrove Tennis Club coach James Griffiths and Neil Bates from Droitwich Tennis Club about walking tennis.

It is hoped a pilot event will run in February with a view to starting full sessions in the spring.

Alan is also planning to meet with Bromsgrove Cricket Club about a slower version of that sport.

Last month a group of 11 players from Bromsgrove’s Walking Hockey journeyed to the University of Warwick’s Sport and Wellness Hub showcased the slower version of the sport which was started in the town and has since been extended worldwide.

Alan Gormley said: “We had a lot of interest and it was good because we got to try all the other walking sports.”

Alan joked he especially enjoyed the walking netball as, not only was he on the winning team, he also scored the winning goal.

The event was also good for networking and Alan said he spoke to representatives from the Football Association.

Alan Gormley also joined us on the Standard Podcast on October 16. Click the link below to listen.

For more on Bromsgrove’s Walking Sports, email Alan Gormley at alan@sport-edge.co.uk or call him on 07731 369942.

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