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Christmas Urban Hockey Success

Updated: Nov 24, 2021

Over the last two half terms I have been working with the children of Hollywell Primary delivering the CCM Urban Hockey programme.

Sessions take place every week day afternoon on school playgrounds and we attend the Hollywell Growth Project every Wednesday. Children take part in different activities and sports challenging them to enhance their team work, logical thinking, creativity and resilience.

All of the children have really engaged and taken to the urban hockey sessions. One particular year 4 class has really excelled and exhibited some great new skills such as stickhandling (dribbling) and shooting the ball in an attempt to score goals and punch the air with pride.

I was contacted by the parents of Mia one of the school children that I had been coaching prior to the festive period.

Mia’s parents were informing me that she had enjoyed the urban hockey sessions so much that she had put 2 urban hockey sticks and balls on her Christmas list as she was desperate to show her mum, dad, sister and brother what she’d been doing as well as wanting to teach them how to play the game too.

Matt Bradbury Sports were able to make this happen and delivered the equipment ahead of Christmas Day.

Matt said “It just shows the impact that this programme can have in such a short space of time. Sessions are suitable for both boys and girls offering many opportunities to take part in individual and team competitions to draw out the skills to progress their skill set.”

Mia’s mum was so pleased “The urban hockey programme has been really positive for Mia and something that has really given her something to focus on. It looks like a really fun sport and we look forward to giving it a try. I’d like to thank Matt for being so supportive and engaging with the children he has really drawn the best out of not only Mia but the rest of the class too.

Matt concluded “We look forward to returning back with Hollywell in Spring 1 and 2 half terms and ensuring that the next group of children have as much fun in learning more about urban hockey.”

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