Hockey Nation - Give it a Go

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There are 20,000 playing opportunities during the summer so there's no excuse not to give hockey a go! Here's what Alderley Edge Hockey Club are doing to get more people involved in the sport...

Alderley Edge Hockey Club has a history of excellence in delivering hockey. Earlier this year the Cheshire club came runners-up in the European Club of the year voting and was previously crowned England Hockey’s Club of the year in 2010/11. Currently the club based on Moss Lane in Alderley Edge is embarking on a journey with England Hockey, participating in their Hockey Nation programme designed to provide opportunities for people to watch and play the sport. The club, whose vision includes a mission to “promote the development of both hockey excellence and enjoyment, particularly amongst local children and young people,” is a designated Hockey House and will be putting on sessions to attract people to hockey across the spectrum. The Hockey House has proven popular at their clubhouse with card board cut outs of GB stars from both the Men’s and Women’s teams providing the perfect photo opportunity. Don’t forget the real reason for going though, to support GB’s Men’s and Women’s teams live on BBC in a fun, friendly and knowledgeable atmosphere. 

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Alderley Edge Hockey Club - A junior hockey camp with the GB player cut outs outside the Hockey House

The club is delivering a range of activities for adults and juniors. For the adults there’s Rush Hockey on Wednesday evenings – an exciting new small sided variant of the sport – and ‘Back to’ sessions on a Thursday evening that are deliberately accessible, and informal, in order to encourage Women back to enjoying the sport. Of course, looking back at their vision, there’s a focus on juniors too, on Tuesday’s 10-3pm one can see the pitch playing host to hockey activities for boys and girls aged 7-9 years. It’s an impressive schedule and that’s before you consider the junior camps scheduled for 16-17 and 30-31 August, the Club’s First Accredited club certainly has it all going on. There’s something for all at ‘The Edge’ so why not get down there to join in the fun?

If you want to find out where Alderley Edge Hockey Club is or where you nearest playing opportunities click here>> 

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