Health and wellbeing

Funding level: Up to £1,000

Description

Supporting and developing junior and youth hockey in North Buckinghamshire. Part of the community!

Buckingham Hockey Club has been supporting hockey players in the Buckingham area for over 50 years. We are fully committed to the community to provide a fun, family-friendly hockey club for people of all ages and abilities in and around the Buckingham area. We now have a thriving junior section of around 120 children, as well as running five ladies and men's teams playing each week. The ladies 1’s team are once again back in the Premier League and provide an inspiration to all our younger players and provide top class sport viewing for free. We have 8 junior teams who play in local leagues and cup competitions as well as training Tuesday-Thursday weekly.

We welcome and encourage any children who simply want to come and have a go at hockey. If they show an interest, they will then be able to join the junior section and play on a regular basis. We strive to develop every individual to their potential whilst maintaining their enthusiasm and interest through a quality coaching programme with a progressive introduction into competitive hockey.
Our coaches organise regular training camps for all throughout the school holidays. These camps are open to all and aim to encourage fitness, competition and fun in the community.
We are actively engaged in England Hockey’s “Back to hockey” campaign, encouraging new and returning players from the local community to play hockey and actively participate in a sporting activity in a fun and family-friendly environment.

Any funding received will be channelled into our youth and developing players programme. We have a fantastic team of volunteers who run the club and dedicate time and efforts to ensuring that young people and adults alike can participate in sport and physical activity. Funding for new equipment and advertising material is always hard to come by, so we would put any money towards hockey sticks, balls, bibs, training aids and goal-keeping kit reducing the costs for our newer players.

“I just want to thank Buckingham Hockey Club for making us all welcome at the club. Its allowed 4 members of our family to get fit, have fun and become part of the community.”
While a back to hockey attendee said: “ the first time I’ve picked up a stick in 12 years and loved every minute!” – I can't wait until next week.

Buckingham Hockey Club

Location: Buckingham

Buckingham hockey club provides outstanding support, coaching and development for our younger hockey players from the community, many of which, without the help of the Club simply wouldn't get the opportunity to play hockey as their schools don't have the facilities.
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