India’s strong performances in the Olympics could act as a springboard for an upturn in south Asian hockey participation in the UK.
India’s men won bronze at Tokyo 2020 and their women fell just short of a medal, losing 4-3 to Great Britain in the bronze medal match.
South Asian participation has waned since a perceived peak in the 1970s and ‘80s, partly due to less access to pitches.
Waltham Forest Hockey Club, though, are looking to change that as part of an England Hockey scheme to increase BAME participation in East London under part of its London 2012 legacy.
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