Sunday, May 19, 2024

Club File: Isle of Wight hockey out to shun sport’s elitism on the island

Steven Holbrook, chairman of Isle of Wight hockey club, has never found playing the sport on the island simple. 

As a child he was forced to train inside a prison because of the lack of facilities, now the father of two budding hockey players is worried for the next generation. 

The lack of accessible, modern standard hockey pitches continues to the present day, with only one full sized pitch providing for a county with a population of over 142,000. 

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