Sunday, December 3, 2023

GB captain Hollie Pearne-Webb coaches Slough juniors

Slough HC held an exclusive junior training session with double Olympic champion Hollie Pearne-Webb after the club was recognised for raising money for Alzheimers Research UK.

Pearne-Webb was greeted by nearly 100 juniors from Slough HC as well as surrounding clubs including Staines, Reading, Wycombe, Windsor and Yateley.

The morning consisted of a Q&A session where the children got to ask Hollie questions about her career, how she started and how she feels about being the captain of England and GB. They then all went out on to the pitch where they got to train with Hollie and a team of coaches from Slough HC.

The day finished up with lots of autograph signings, photos and selfies with Hollie and her two Olympic medals from Rio and Tokyo.

The special session came about after Slough HC raised £640 for the ‘Going for Gold’ Challenge set by England Hockey and Alzheimers Research UK, in support for GB Olympic legend Imran Sherwani who is currently living with the disease.

As a result of being one of the hockey clubs that raised the most amount of funds for this initiative, England Hockey rewarded Slough HC with an exclusive training session with Pearne-Webb.

Harjit Sandhu, club chairman at SloughHC said: “We were more than honoured to have Hollie visit us and help inspire the next generation of hockey players in the area. She is a legend of the game and well respected around the world and we were super excited to welcome her to Slough!

“Sport is so unifying and teaches us all so many valuable lessons both on and off the pitch. Hollie is a fantastic role-model and we hope everyone that attended had an amazing time.”

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