Walking Hockey is a brand-new initiative which is taking the country by storm! The simple twist on the game we love allows people to take part in hockey at a slower pace but with even more laughs.
The idea behind walking hockey is to allow people to play the sport well into their later life and not be restricted from doing so due to any injuries they might have.
Slowing the pace down makes it a lot easier on the knees and allows you to have a little chat at the same time- isn’t that what sport is all about?
We have a number of clubs throughout the country hosting Walking Hockey, please contact Amanda Roberts today to source your nearest club.
The founder of Walking Hockey, a friend of Hockey Wales and member of Bromsgrove HC Alan Gormley has some top tips anyone thinking about running Walking Hockey at their club..
DO YOUR RESEARCH:
Ask around and see if there is demand for Walking Hockey
PUSH PUSH PUSH:
Make sure it’s marketed excitingly through multiple channels/methods
Work alongside your National Governing Body and Club Development Officer
THINK ABOUT MONEY:
Develop a cost model that is affordable and attractive to participants
Try to tie in your session before or after a regular club session and involve club members where you can
Longer sticks are ideal for Walking Hockey as they make hitting the ball much less strenuous
It is always important to have a fun warm up and engaging leader in the session, it can make all the difference between members returning or not
Be sure to approach members individually before and after the session to get their reaction and make appropriate changes