Tamworth looking to boost numbers

Posted by Tony Banks on 12 August 2014

TAMWORTH Hockey Club are hoping that the popularity of Commonwealth Games hockey on the TV this summer will inspire more people 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 will host their annual club open day on 30 August 11am-1pm.

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

Rebecca Popple, 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 will begin the season in East Midlands Division 1.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 new First Team captain, Tom Hancox said: "We are a good club and have some good young players coming through at the club as well.

"This summer we have seen plenty of hockey on the television through the popular Commonwealth Games and we are hoping that interest in playing sport locally will increase as a result of this. Hockey is a great way to keep fit, meet new people and play competitive at a regional level. I would urge anyone wanting to try their hand at a new sport to come and visit our Club open day to find out more."

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

Tamworth will be holding the annual club open day on Saturday, 30 August from 11-1pm and will include live demonstrations, the opportunity to meet team Captains’ and try out hockey yourself. All abilities and ages are welcome. Visit www.tamworthhockeyclub.org.uk for more information.


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