Corby Hockey Club to relaunch next week

A Corby sports club will be back up-and-running next week five years after it folded.

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, 9:32 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:41 am
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Corby Hockey Club is being relaunched and is running junior sessions for children aged between seven and 11 from Thursday, March 30.

The club is being supported by England Hockey, which has given a grant to enable the first sessions to take place.

England Hockey’s regional manger Andy Dale said: “Hockey is having a moment right now with many more young people deciding to try out the sport.

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“We are delighted to be able to support the relaunch of Corby Hockey Club and hope that many Corby youngsters will attend the sessions.”

The sessions are open to both girls and boys will take place at Corby Business Academy from 5.45pm to 6.30pm.

Experienced Level Two coach Scott Mulligan will take the sessions, which will involve learning skills through game play.

Scott has played the sport at a high level and is involved with coaching the county side.

Corby Hockey Club has a long history having been founded in the 1950s.

It folded five years ago, but following the Olympic success of the GB women’s hockey team the sport is gaining in popularity across the country and it is hoped there is support for the club once again.

Chairman Bob Anderson said: “It is great to see Corby Hockey Club offering some sessions once again for young people.

“We hope this is the start of an exciting future for the club as we want to see hockey being played again in the town.”

All equipment will be provided for the junior sessions and the first two sessions are free.

The cost is £2 per week after that.

For more information visit the club’s website here.