Today was meant to be a quiet day on the Walking Hockey front. I’m glad to say it’s been anything but.
We have been contacted and in touch with people from Denmark, Australia, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, the Netherlands and several clubs in the U.K.
It’s brilliant to see the continued growth of and interest in our great sport !
The new season is on the horizon!!
Bedford Hockey Club‘s hugely successful Walking Hockey returns for the new season. Bedford Hockey Club is a family-friendly club, in Queen’s Park, Bedford
Walking Hockey is low impact, so suitable for a wide age-range, and fantastic when high impact, faster activity is simply unattractive, or too challenging (possibly due to illness or injury). It is, also, a great way for those new, or returning, to hockey to have a go, with a view to moving on to playing mainstream hockey – looking to join the junior or veterans ends of the Club, or one of the 14 senior sides.
Above all, it is great fun, with much laughter, and sessions finish with Tea and Cake in the Club House.
Regular participants can join the Club, as an Associate Member (£55), for open participation in all Walking Hockey sessions throughout the season (to the end of March) or simply turn up and pay-as-they-play (£5 per session).
There are plenty of sticks available to use. Own shin guards recommended, but not essential.
Just Turn Up for a guaranteed warm welcome
Here is a short clip from our session on 22 July 2019. The hottest weather we’ve encountered!
Last week saw the first inter club fixture between Atherton TableLands and Douglas Shire.
Freemantle continue their weekly programme
South Australia are getting in on the act too!
We recently found out that Brunei May be the next country to see Walking Hockey take off!
Great news! We are going to keep Walking Hockey going into August this year with a much shorter summer break!
Come and join us on Mondays in Bromsgrove at the Cricket, Hockey and Tennis Club, 7.30-8.30pm.
Braintree Hockey Club has recently celebrated it’s walking hockey 2nd birthday, numbers built then dropped but are increasing steadily again.
We run sessions through the year weather and bank holidays permitting with our sessions operated on a Monday evening, we did experiment with trying a second session during the day but failed to get the take up.
We are looking for clubs reasonable near us so we can have a match or run a tournament but at this stage have not had success having had a match against local rivals thwarted by the snow in 2018. So if anybody reads this whose club run Walking Hockey and would fancy having agame against us we would be only to pleased to hear from you.
Likewise if there are teams who would like to come to Essex we can put on a festival or Tournament.
Any body who reads this article looking to play walking hockey and is close enough to travel to Braintree then please let us know.
Jean Fitch from Bedford HC tells us about their Walking Hockey story: