Felixstowe Hockey Club is hosting a series of free hockey taster sessions on Tuesdays over the summer to get local people trying the sport – as a result of the surge in demand following last year’s Olympic Gold for the GB ladies.
The club which is based in the grounds of Maidstone Campus, Felixstowe Academy, will begin ‘Back to Hockey’ sessions from 7-8pm on Tuesday 4th July. Sessions are completely free to attend.
They are aimed at anyone who would like to try hockey for the first time, or for anyone who has played before and would like to get back into it. Both male and female players, whatever their age, are very welcome.
‘Back to Hockey’ will run for six weeks, with the aim of attracting new members to the club. Those interested don’t have to attend every session, the evenings will be run so that people can dip in and dip out over the duration of the initiative.
The sessions will be run by qualified hockey coaches and will be attended by current male and female club members to ensure everyone feels welcomed and part of the hockey family straight away.
The FHC Club Development Officer said: “Even if you don’t have any equipment or know nothing about the sport, but want to meet some new friends and do a bit of exercise, come along, we’ll do the rest! We’ll even open the clubhouse bar so you can mingle and have a drink with everyone after the session.”
Felixstowe Hockey Club has four mens’ teams and three ladies teams who play across a wide range of competitive levels across Suffolk and the wider East. The club runs regular social events and has a very vibrant youth section which takes place on a Saturday morning. Our clubhouse is a real buzzing hub of people of all ages and backgrounds with a range of skill and fitness levels.
If after Back to Hockey you’d like to join the club and maybe have a go at playing competitively, we have a special offer on membership for new players, and we have a male and a female development team, so you’ll be right at home!
In 2014 we were given an award by England Hockey for being the best club in the country, and we finished runner up in the European Club of the year competition – it really is the place to be!
Come and join the hockey family – you’ll wonder why it’s taken you so long!
Photo credits: Photo by Kieran Beckett, FHC member and photographer