Boys’ hockey initiative proves resounding success

Participants in the final evening of the"Get Into Hockey" evening at the Showgrounds, organised by Ballymena Hockey Club mens section. INBT33-220AC

Participants in the final evening of the"Get Into Hockey" evening at the Showgrounds, organised by Ballymena Hockey Club mens section. INBT33-220AC

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Ballymena Hockey Club’s latest program to develop and encourage more boys to take up hockey as a sport got off to a resounding success with their ‘Get into Hockey’ event, held at the new 2G Astroturf at the Showgrounds recently.

During the three nights over 25 boys ranging from 8 to 16 years of age got the opportunity to discover what the modern sport is all about through a series of skills coaching and small sided games. The final night gave the boys the chance to put all their newly acquired skills to the test in a series of team games followed by competitive matches.

Men’s Club Captain, James Birrell, was delighted with the turnout and feedback from the boys in developing their hockey skills, as he announced the Club would be introducing a separate boys coaching session, within the current mini and junior setup on Thursday nights commencing in September.

More details will be available soon in the local press and on the club website www.ballymenahockey.com