Prescot Hockey Club gain 40 new members through Back to Hockey in 18 Months

Prescot Bth

 

Having lost a few players due to moving pitches in 2012, Prescot HC knew there were players who just needed a nudge to get them playing again. Back to Hockey gave them the perfect opportunity to contact former players and invite others who fancied trying their club.

David, the clubs Back to Hockey organiser, advised the aim for the sessions was all about enjoyment, followed by a drink and catch up. The clubs set about promoting the sessions by emailing their current and previous members asking them to spread the word, posting on social media and utilising an outdoor banner.

With a couple of first team players helping at the sessions, the club found a great mix of players turning up, from mum and dads who had never played before through to former players who wanted to have another go.

David told us the best outcome for the club was a new wave of older players, with 26 new men and around 14 ladies that have started to play regularly again in just 18 months.  He continued;

‘It gives the players an opportunity to just enjoy the buzz of playing again at a level they choose. For those players who want it, we can now also tour, enter tournaments and play competitive games in the cup. We will continue to run Back to Hockey and hopefully gain more players.'

David’s advice for other clubs thinking of running Back to Hockey sessions;

‘Do it! It’s very easy to organise and you will find everyone at the sessions are just enjoying themselves and trying their best.’

England Hockey’s national Back to Hockey campaign is taking place from 9th May to 19th June 2016 and it promises to be bigger and better than ever! For full details and to get your club involved click here or speak to you local Relationship Manager whose details can be found here.