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Kettering Flyerz Disability Hockey

Posted: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:16

Kettering Flyerz Disability Hockey

Kettering Hockey Club are starting a regular training session for disabled people and those with a sensory impairment aged 6+ on Thursday 22nd January 6-7pm in the sports hall at Bishop Stopford School (NN15 6BJ).

This follows a very successful trial block of taster sessions involving a group of people with learning difficulties from the Teamwork Trust in Kettering and Wellingborough. Over the course of 8 sessions the group have been taught the basic Hockey skills by coaches from the club, and utilised them to participate in some matches.

The hope is that by now opening out these sessions to other disabled people and those with a sensory impairment they'll be able to develop a 'Flyerz' disability section of the club who can compete against others in the county, and country.

Some of the players involved in the taster sessions have picked up the skills so well and shown enough early promise to potentially progress to play for one of the clubs mainstream teams. This shows that Hockey is fully inclusive as a sport and can offer opportunities for people to play it at whatever level they feel comfortable with.

The sessions provided by fully qualified coaches will cost £3 per week and be inclusive, active and fun with all equipment provided. Participants will just need to wear warm, sporty clothing with suitable footwear i.e trainers and bring a drink.

For more information and or to register your interest ahead of the first session contact Liz Metcalfe either by phone on 07775 758786, or email lizmetcalfe25@yahoo.co.uk.

Kettering Flyerz Disability Hockey

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