Premier League visits Hockey Champions Trophy

Satellite Clubs kids playing

On Tuesday 14th of June Premier League Communities, England Hockey and Sport England will be hosting a tournament for teenagers between 14 and 16 in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park plus have the chance to witness top international hockey players in action during the Hockey Champions Trophy. 

Nine football clubs have signed up including Premier League Champions Leicester City; this tournament will be giving children the opportunity to play in a national competition and to take part against other football clubs from different parts of the country.

Director of development Rich Beer commented; ‘Premier League 4 Sport run in partnership with Sport England and Premier League Clubs has engaged over 80,000 young people to become involved in sport within their local communities since its launch in 2009. 

‘As one of the twelve sports on offer to young people by Premier League for Sport, England Hockey are delighted to welcome players from Premier League Clubs across the country to take part in a unique small sided tournament at the Hockey Champions Trophy on the 14th of June.

‘Part of our mission to create a nation where hockey matters we hope that the players participating in the Premier League 4 Sport Hockey Tournament thoroughly enjoy playing at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre and find the opportunity witness the best players in the world in action inspirational.’

Premier League Communities set up the Premier League 4 Sport scheme in a bid to get their non engaged fans active through other sports by creating satellite hubs for the local community.