Founded in 2012 (originally under the name of Suburban Hockey), we are a registered charity set up with the specific aim of delivering a programme of hockey coaching to local schools, many of whom have little or no organised sport.
We provide free and subsidised hockey coaching session in schools during curriculum or as clubs for children between the ages of 6-13. All sessions are delivered by qualified and experienced coaches, including current and ex-international hockey players.
The hockey sessions are built around fun and enjoyment to inspire kids to play sport throughout childhood and into later life, build fitness and teach the foundation skills of hockey. The coaches often use the “Quicksticks” syllabus designed by England Hockey, as well as adding their own individual twists and creative games to the sessions. We aim to put the “Play” back into the playground and get children active and enjoying their sport.
Our ‘Shining Star’ awards scheme also allows us to offer a number of annual bursaries for talented children who may otherwise be unable to afford to join a hockey club.
We are providing an experience that can enrich a child’s life, giving them not only a skill in a sport but a boost for their confidence too. We want them to aspire to be great players. It was thrilling watching our Olympic players competing a couple of years ago and it has inspired a generation to try hockey. Perhaps the local schools contain some of our future Olympic stars too. We would like to find them!Will Fulker Director of Coaching
If you would like a hockey coach to come to your school then please contact us. A specially tailored package can be created for your school and we would love to hear from you.
Donations and Sponsors
As a registered charity (no. 1142996) we are always looking for new sponsorship opportunities and donations. We will endeavour to work closely with any sponsors and ensure that their requirements are met as well as positively publicising their corporate message. We would be delighted to talk to you about the potential opportunities to get involved. Please get in touch.
For more information, please see the SHC Community Projects website.