Our Back to Hockey ladies were filmed at a training session last season, and subsequently appeared in an England Hockey promotional video, shown at the Olympic test event. As a thank you for taking part in the filming, they were given complimentary tickets to watch the GB team at last week’s Investec London Cup.
They also had the chance to meet GB forward Alex Danson, who was fantastic, spending time chatting and answering lots of questions.
The Back to Hockey programme has been a real success at Oxford Hockey Club – we’re currently running our second course (which finishes on 19th June) and are planning a third for the autumn. It has encouraged a lot of women to give hockey another try after a long break, or to try the sport for the first time, in a friendly sociable atmosphere with like-minded people!
We also held our first ever Back to Hockey match on 30th May, against Marlow’s Back to Hockey ladies. Despite having the majority of possession and not conceding a single short corner, we lost 0-2. Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable game and a really good performance and we hope to see lots of these players joining our regular ladies’ sides this autumn!