DROITWICH Spa Hockey Club chairman Andy Hine is urging the general public to head down in their droves when the doors are swung open to one and all on Saturday, September 6 from 11am.
England Hockey explained they want to build on the success of the 2013 Harvester Club Day event which saw over 200 clubs open up to invite the local community to experience their local clubs.
England Hockey hopes that it will exceed last year’s number as taking up hockey is a great opportunity to make new friends and get regular exercise in a fun and sociable environment.
Whilst organising the open day, Droitwich Hockey Club has had the help and support of Wychavon Leisure, as well as Animal, Knowles of Worcester and Webbs Garden Centre who have donated raffle prizes.
Andy said: “Droitwich Hockey Club will offer a friendly welcome with plenty of opportunities for you to get involved and see what the club is all about, including small-sided games of Rush Hockey, taster sessions for adults/youngsters as well as a penalty flick competition. Our club weekend is open to everyone, irrelevant of age or experience.”
There will be a bar open and other fun activities held on the day.
Andy hopes the day will show there are many aspects of the club that people can get involved in.
“We want to use the day to try and attract new members and get more people in the town interested in playing hockey, as we offer hockey for all ages,” he added.
“We’re offering people the chance to try the game for the first time. It gives us a chance to show people what our club does and what our facilities are like.
“We’ve lost a few senior players in the last few years so we’ve got a lot of youngsters playing in the main teams. While it’s good to give youth a chance, they’re still finding their feet so we’re consolidating our position and could do with attracting a few more senior members.
“People can also get involved with the social side, help with coaching or even raising funds for the club.
“Our club has a thriving juniors section, three men’s teams, two women’s teams, men’s veterans side as well as a ladies’ and men’s summer league, so there is really something for everyone.”
Droitwich Spa Hockey Club can be found at Salwarpe Valley Pavilion, Westlands Way, Droitwich, WR9 0AA.
DROITWICH ladies’ first team enjoyed a victorious start to the 2014/15 season as they edged out Barford Tigers 4-3 on Saturday.
Droitwich opened the scoring when Lucy Hine slotted home a well worked penalty corner within four minutes after Hannah Robson won the penalty.
However, Barford levelled the score three minutes later before Louise Warrilow put Droitwich back ahead with a decisive finish following a fantastic cross into the box during open play after quick a quickly taken free hit by Lucy Hine caught Tigers napping.
Barford then had a spell of good play and put pressure on to the home team’s defence in the box and a mix-up between defender and keeper allowed Tigers to score from a penalty corner.
Excellent individual play from Droitwich’s Robson led to a brilliant goal as she feinted and dummied her way through the visiting defence and the first half finished 3-2 to Spa.
Barford came out strongly in the second half and pressurised Droitwich’s defence for a sustained period of time and, although the defenders played well, Barford were able to score again despite some excellent Helen Dent saves.
Droitwich were not to be denied though and the winner came from Robson with a near post finish after good stick skills in the circle.
The ladies 1sts entertain Stratford at 10.30am on September 13.