Every so often an idea comes along that fits the time, and we believe Walking Hockey is one such idea. Born out of someone wanting to keep playing but finding regular hockey too much, it has really taken off.
On the website find out how Walking Hockey went from an idea to a reality in a few months and how it is now attracting attention across the hockey World.
We have Walking Hockey photos and videos to share and will let you see how its appeal seems universal, from teenagers to nearly octogenarians!
For starters here is a video explaining how we got going and where we hope to get to. It features Alan Gormley, the founder of Walking Hockey and John Inverdale, the well known sports broadcaster.
Here is our bold new logo which will change as more sports are added.
On Tuesday 22 October 2019 we launched our brand new Walking Sports Centre here in Bromsgrove, England. We have added Walking Football to our Walking Hockey groups and are working on Walking versions of Tennis, Cricket, Basketball and Netball. We will feature news on these developments here alongside our Walking Hockey news.
We now offer two Walking Hockey sessions a week here in Bromsgrove, England. This week we added a daytime session to our well established Monday evening group.
We had 14 players come along including 7 brand new players.
Our two sessions are now:
Mondays 7.30-8.30pm Thursdays 10.30-11.30pm
The latest information from England Hockey is that over 50 clubs in England are playing or have tried Walking Hockey – and we hear of new clubs regularly. We are very proud of how our sport is taking off.
Yesterday we were contacted by people in both Japan and Canberra, Australia asking how to get Walking Hockey started – amazing! Thank you folks.
Our new Walking Sports Centre in Bromsgrove goes live on Tuesday 22 October, 10.30am with Walking Football. This ambitious project has had great support from many parties. Bromsgrove & Redditch Council, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports Partnership, The Standard newspaper, Worcestershire FA, Bromsgrove Sporting FC, Just Get Active to name but a few.
Our daytime Walking Hockey programme begins on Thursday 24 October, 10.30am to 11.30am
For both sports participants get their first session for free, then it is £4 a session thereafter.
As the first step in the growth of our Walking Sports offerings in Bromsgrove we are adding 2 new sessions – Daytime Walking Football and Daytime Walking Hockey. These will be held at Bromsgrove Cricket Hockey and Tennis Club – details in the photo below. We hope to add Walking versions of tennis and cricket by the Spring of 2020 with further sports to follow.