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Children's Hockey Programme Returns

(13 September 2020)

We believe sport has an inspiring capacity to bring together people from different backgrounds and experiences. So we’re pleased to announce the return of our popular children’s hockey programme for a new season.

Try out Durham Hockey Juniors

We run Durham Hockey Juniors in partnership with Durham City Hockey Club (DCHC).

Children taking part get high-quality coaching and competitive fixtures.

There are two age groups: for ages six to nine, and ten to 16.

The sessions take place each Sunday at our Sports and Wellbeing Park, from 10am. The first session of the new season takes place on Sunday 13 September.

Supporting local sport

The current Durham Hockey Juniors programme began in 2018, when we expanded our support for DCHC to include administrative and coaching expertise.

Last year, although the sessions had to be suspended from March due to Covid-19, the club attracted 88 junior members.

Callum Addison, an Accounting and Finance undergraduate, is one of the student volunteer coaches.

He said: “I chose to get involved with the Durham Hockey Juniors programme as I saw it as a chance to improve my coaching and a way of giving back to the Durham community by doing something I enjoy.

“Seeing how players develop and improve thanks to little pointers and tips, and how much they can develop in a season, is a rewarding part of the programme. I’m looking forward to being able to work with the Juniors again, to help continue their development as well as my own personal coaching development.”

Helping everyone enjoy sport safely

The programme is returning with a number of Covid-19 precautions. All sessions will take place in line with UK Government and England Hockey regulations.

Get involved

The sessions cost £4.50 per week, £50 per term or £120 per year.

For more information, email: junior.hockey@durham.ac.uk

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