After Olympic success Club is hosting HockeyFest to encourage more people to play hockey

Posted by Tony Banks on 21 August 2016

TAMWORTH Hockey Club are hoping that the incredible success of Ladies Team GB at the Olympics will anyone inspired by the games to come and try their hand at hockey locally.

The Hockey Club are currently gearing up for the new season ahead which begins in September.

And they are on the look out for any new recruits who want to join one of their men's, ladies or junior teams.

Gemma Rowe, Captain of the Ladies First XI, said: "We are looking for players of all abilities and experience to join us at this vibrant and friendly club.

"We are very fortunate to have our own clubhouse close by at Hints Lane, Hopwas enabling us to host many successful and lively social events throughout the year.

"We would be especially interested in experienced players to strengthen and increase squad sizes."

The ladies currently play in Midlands Division Two while the Men's First XI play in East Midlands Premier.

In total, Tamworth run four men's teams and four women's teams; as well as developing new talent within their thriving junior section.

Men's First Team captain, Ian Wagstaff said: "We are a good club and have some good young players coming through at the club as well.

"With the GB Ladies picking up a sensational gold medal at the Olympics, interest in hockey and other sports is likely to rise and we'll be looking to use that to attract a few more people into the sport."

All matches and training sessions (Wednesday evenings) are held at Landau Forte Academy (QEMS), Tamworth.

Tamworth will be holding the annual club open day HockeyFest on Saturday, September 3 from 11am-2pm.  

Hockey is for everyone. If you've never played before, or your thinking about returning to the sport, come along and meet the teams and get involved. 

 

 

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