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Sport England survey shows 13% decrease in hockey participation in two years

Figures just released by Sport England show 13,000 fewer people are playing hockey than two years ago.
The results of the 2009/10 Active People Survey estimate 86,800 people actively participated in hockey once a week or more. The comparable figure for 2007/08 was 99,800. This represents a decrease in participation of 13% – a figure regarded as statistically significant by those who know about such things.

Figures just released by Sport England show 13,000 fewer people are playing hockey than two years ago.
The results of the 2009/10 Active People Survey estimate 86,800 people actively participated in hockey once a week or more. The comparable figure for 2007/08 was 99,800. This represents a decrease in participation of 13% – a figure regarded as statistically significant by those who know about such things.
The Active People Survey 4 took place between October 2009 and October 2010 and interviewed about 188,000 adults (aged 16 and over) by telephone. Participation once a week is defined as ‘participation on at least four days out of the previous 28 days’.
Most of the decline came from women’s hockey. The survey estimates 13,500 fewer women played hockey in 2009/10, while 500 more men participated.
A brief report from Sport England is attached below.

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