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05 August 2013 at 14:44

Stroud Hockey Club, based at the Stratford Park Leisure Centre, is going from strength to strength. In the hope of adding a 3rd Ladies’ team next season, the club is recruiting new players through ‘Return to Hockey’ – an informal training session that gives local women a chance to find out more and give hockey a go.

The Club, sponsored by Ecotricity, currently consists of around 170 members who make up 3 men’s teams, 2 ladies’ teams plus boys (Badgers) and girls (Vixens) for under 14’s.

 Club secretary Tim Norman says “It’s a great mix of men, women, boys and girls from all walks of life, of all ages, and with all levels of hockey experience. It includes players who hadn't picked up a hockey stick before they joined, and others who've been passionate players all their lives”.

The club trains and plays on the new astroturf pitch at Stratford Park Leisure Centre from September to Easter. Training takes place on Tuesday evenings and matches are played on Saturdays.

 Hockey is the 2nd most played sport in the world after football, and Stroud Club members will tell you why. “It’s a fantastic game, keeps you fit and is very sociable” says Club Chairman Karen Whitehead. “Hockey breaks down all the barriers – we’re a big bunch of people who love the game. The fact that it keeps us healthy is a great bonus”.

 Ladies ‘Return to Hockey’ will take place on Tuesday 20th August from 6-7pm, at Stratford Park Astroturf pitch, it is free to take part and is open to all women who are 18 and above.  Wear comfortable sports clothes, trainers and bring your stick along if you have one.

Call Pauline on 01453 886229 for more information.

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