Monday, July 22, 2024

Havant make hay with state school hockey programme

Havant HC have hailed the continued success of its community programme with one of the key aims of taking hockey into local state schools, writes Richard Bright.

The club says that teaching of the game in state schools “is patchy at best” but Havant, founded in 1905, are bucking the trend and over the last year saw 29 borough schools represented in the club’s Minis section alone.

In the 1970s, Havant were one of the first clubs in the UK to establish a junior section and in the 1990s extended their coaching support into the community. This programme has been running uninterrupted ever since, while the club now has 200 junior members on its books.

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