St Helens Hockey Club, established in 2015, has discovered that it will be receiving just shy of £10,000 in funding from Sport England, provided by The National Lottery.
The vital funds will help the club to continue developing the sport across the town through the acquisition of new equipment such as goals, training aids and goalkeeper kits. It will also allow members to undertake essential training in coaching and umpiring aiding with the future development of its teams.
This is the third time that the club has been successfully granted funding by Sport England, who has credited its development since its inception in 2015 as a key deciding factor.
Alan Travis, St Helens Hockey Club Chairman, said: “Our club is run entirely by volunteers and relies on weekly subs alongside other fundraising activities to keep moving forward.
“This funding will allow us to buy brand new equipment and offer training opportunities that we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to facilitate. I can’t wait to see where we will be in a year or so.”
St Helens Hockey Club is always on the lookout for new players and its training sessions are open to everyone. It is currently home to two men’s teams and has recently launched its first women’s team.
The club also has plans to launch a junior team within the next year.