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Hockey and Go Local

England Hockey returned to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday for Go Local, the UK’s biggest celebration of volunteering.

One year on from London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Join In UK and Team London produced a star studded show with performances from The Feeling, McFly, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Spelbound and the Pandemonium Drummers. Along with special guests Lord Sebastian Coe, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Eddie Izzard, members of the British Lions and GB heroes including Rebecca Adlington, Amir Khan, Kelly Holmes, Sally Gunnell, Helen Glover and Sharron Davies.

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In addition to watching the live show those in attendance could have a go on the inflatable pitch, score maximum points in The Cage and pick up some Hockey Nation freebies. England Hockey staff were also on hand to signpost people to their local club as well as advertising Hockey Maker volunteering opportunities.

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If you are interest in joining your local club, why not visit them over Harvester National Club Weekend taking place on the 7th and 8th of September? Hockey clubs across the country will be opening their doors to their community, welcoming new players, volunteers and officials. Hundreds of clubs have already signed up - to find your nearest club taking part please visit www.hockeynation.info.

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About Join In

Join In is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, government grant and by Official Partners BT and Lloyds TSB. Join In is partly funded by a £1.5 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund, as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Spirit of 2012’ programme, which is funding a number of London 2012 legacy projects.

About Team London

The Mayor’s volunteering programme for London, Team London makes it quick and easy for Londoners to give their time, find volunteering opportunities and do great things for their city.

Whether it’s cleaning up the environment or volunteering at one of the capital’s great events, Team London mobilises the community spirit and enthusiasm of Londoners to make a difference. Building on all the work that is already taking place in the capital, Team London focuses efforts on areas where volunteers can make the biggest impact.