12th Nov, 2019

Bromsgrove Hockey Club prepare for Hockey Fest this weekend

Ben Tyler 6th Sep, 2019

BROMSGROVE Hockey Club will stage Hockey Fest this weekend to create more awareness of the sport.

The event for new and existing players, young and old, is the latest in a busy time for the club.

Last Saturday, the club hosted Hockey for Heroes, a day aimed at raising money for Help the Heroes through the sport.

With numerous matches taking place at the club, including a Hockey for Heroes team taking on Bromsgrove ladies’ first XI, the club were able to raise more than £300.

It follows a successful season for Bromsgrove’s junior sides, with the U10 and U12 boys and girls going through to regional finals, including a national finals appearance for the U12s boys team.

Coun Kit Taylor provided a grant to the junior section from the divisional fund, which allowed them to purchase new goalkeeper kits, rebound boards and throw downs, and enhancing the playing facilities available.

Bromsgrove HC’s development officer Dee Martin said: “We had a fabulous season last year.

“The council support made a huge difference in enabling us to offer any player a chance of playing in goal that we would not have otherwise been able to do.”

Hockey Fest will now be the focus when it gets under way on Saturday. The event is free to attend.

A showdown between Bromsgrove and Redditch’s men’s first teams kicks off the day at 10.30am before a social mixed tournament from 2.30pm.

Teams can still register for the eight-a-side tournament, with hockey sticks provided by the club for interested players.

On Sunday, Bromsgrove invite younger players between five and nine years of age to join the junior academy for a free session between 10am and 11.30am. All are welcome, regardless of previous playing experience.

For more information on the weekend’s activities, or to find out more about the playing opportunities available, visit www.bromsgrovehockey.org.uk, or contact Dawn Tomlinson at dawntomlinson89@gmail.com

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