Day 10 – Walking Hockey takes off in Australia

A beautiful sunny morning saw us take an early morning stroll along the beach before heading back to the apartment to plan the evening’s presentation.

IMG_2589After driving back to the Sunshine Coast Hockey Association’s (SCHA) lovely ground at Buderim we watched Nate coach two highly promising young lads followed by a match between U13 girls and U13 boys.

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A quick ice cream later and it was presentation time. The audience included a MP who was formerly the Minister of Sport for Queensland, an 83 year old chap who was desperate to play again and several members of local hockey playing groups including the board of the SCHA. The presentation went very well and the audience and the SCHA were very excited indeed. SE Queensland has a very high older population and Walking Hockey is seen as an opportunity to let them get fitter in a fun way whilst making new friends. So impressed were they that they grabbed the U18 men’s practice and tried out Walking Hockey there and then, and guess what? They thought it was great fun too and want to use it as a future warm up routine!

The MP was extremely excited by Walking Hockey and wants to get it going ASAP!

So all in all another fine day in the history of Walking Hockey.

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