Local School Partnerships
We are passionate about developing and increasing hockey participation amongst young people in the local area and break down barriers to make hockey an accessible sport for all. We have noticed a huge decrease in the number of schools playing hockey across all age groups, we want to change that and put hockey back on the map
Over the past couple of years we have worked with a number of local schools, England Hockey, Redditch Borough Council, Schools P.E Co-ordinator and Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire to develop relationships, support national initiatives, support school tournaments, secure grants to deliver hockey to new groups of young people and develop sustainable outreach programmes. Here are some examples of our work
- Batchley First School – our club is based in a high area of deprivation, on our doorstep is Batchley First School, we worked with them and Hockey Futures to secure a grant to deliver hockey in P.E lessons and via an after-school club to all children within the school. The majority had not even heard of hockey, let alone played it, they all love it now and our Head Junior Coach, Becki is a familiar face around the school. Read more about this initiative here (links to Hockey Futures news story)
- Birchensale Middle School – another local school to our club, we secured a grant to deliver a Hockey Satellite Club for their year 5&6 pupils.
- Woodfield Middle School – delivery of an after-school hockey club
- Beaconside Primary School – delivery of an after-school hockey club
- Matchborough First School – delivery of a before-school hockey club
- Redditch Schools Tournaments – providing access to our facility, supporting teams, players and young leaders with presence at school hockey tournaments. Encouragement to introduce Yr 5&6 tournament to ensure continuation from First to Middle Schools.
- Trinity High School – Supporting Worcs Girls Can initiative with the delivery of hockey sessions at the school
Schools Get Involved
We are keen to develop more links with schools in the local area. If you would like to get involved and introduce hockey or help raise participation of hockey in your school, please get in touch with our Head Junior Coach, Becki Clarke on 07881 614079 or email [email protected]