Finding the right time to run the Walking Hopckey project was in some way dictated by my own availability matched to that of the pitch. My preference was to run the session on a Monday evening at 7-8pm which is immediately before our Back To Hockey session. This has several benefits including:

  • Those existing Back To players who wanted to try Walking Hockey could do so on an evening without taking another evening out of their schedule and then stay on for Back To.
  • New Walking Hockey players can stay on afterwards if they want to so that they can see the next step in their hockey career if they so wish.

The club had this time slot available and gave it for free as part of their commitment to Community Use and Development. It was ideal for me too as I also run the Back To session.

Judging by the response we struck lucky by choosing this time.