Ambleside Hockey Club opened their season with a successful Hockeyfest event, encouraging new players to join following the gold medal success of Great Britain at this summer’s Olympics. HockeyFest is a national campaign organised by the National Governing Body, Great Britain Hockey, and has seen great numbers across the country picking up their sticks as the sport enjoys the effects of GB’s victory in Rio.
Players took on a variety of mini-games, including the ‘Olympic Ring’ challenge to test out their shooting skills, and facing Ambleside’s keeper in a Penalty Shootout.
There was also a range of tasty baked treats on offer, raising £75.39 in total, with proceeds from the sale going towards Rosemere Cancer Foundation, supporting their work with cancer patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Interested in joining the fun? We welcome players of all ages and experience. Please check our About Us page for details on all the club has to offer.
Inspired by GB Hockey at Rio 2016? Come and join Ambleside Hockey Club's HockeyFest event, Tuesday 6th September at Kirkbie Kendal School.Read more
Ambleside launched the new season with their well-received HockeyFest event, being one of over 300 clubs who took part in similar events across the country. HockeyFest is an England Hockey led initiative, designed to increase participation in the sport and capitalise on the success of the England’s Women’s team in the recent EuroHockey championships.
Despite the rainy weather, the event received a tremendous response, with players of all ages braving the conditions to come down to the pitch at Kirkbie Kendal for a morning of hockey related fun. There was the chance to hone some skills pre-season with prizes for grabs in games based on dribbling and shooting, as well as the opportunity to try out a bit of goalkeeping!A fantastic time was had by all, with many taking the opportunity to get to know the club and its members, showing prospective
Ambleside continue their pre-season preparations with training this Tuesday at 7.30pm, with the second team starting their Netherwood League campaign away at Keswick on Sunday 20th September. The first team start their season with a friendly in Kirkby Stephen this weekend, with their opening league fixture away against Penrith the following week.members what Ambleside Hockey Club has to offer, no matter your age or ability. Many thanks to the committee for their hard work in making the event possible!If you missed HockeyFest, why not come down to one of our training season? We welcome players of all abilities, whether complete beginner, experienced player or looking to get back in to the sport. All are welcome from 7.30pm, every Tuesday at Kirkbie Kendal School.