Flyerz Hockey Wins National Award

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The Sport and Recreation Alliance hosted their 2020 Community Sport and Recreation Awards as grassroots organisations from across the country were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the community.

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Flyerz Hockey and Access Sport won the Partnership Award that celebrates clubs/programmes which have worked in partnership with others to inspire people to be active through sport, recreation or physical activity, demonstrating improvement to local communities and developing opportunities to give more people a chance to be active.

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This fantastic achievement highlights the brilliant work of our Flyerz clubs, players, families and volunteers who make our sport accessible for everyone, inclusive of any ability or disability. Along with the strategic partnership between Access Sport and England Hockey, Flyerz clubs have given more people a chance to be active through encouraging disabled and non-disabled people to play together on equal terms. 

Commenting on the award, presented by HRH The Earl of Wessex, Sport and Recreation Alliance commented;

Flyerz brings together a dedicated network of people, clubs and organisations who are working in partnership to make disability inclusion the norm in hockey.
The project is helping to open many eyes to the staggering lack of inclusive sporting opportunities out there and the steps that can be taken to overcome detrimental barriers.

When Flyerz was first established, there were no recognised disability inclusive sections in UK hockey clubs. Now, with Access Sport combining forces in strategic partnership with England Hockey and home-country NGBs, there are over 40 clubs that are part of the growing movement.

How can you get involved in Flyerz Hockey?

As a player
Flyerz Festivals - In 2020 there will be a number of fun and fully inclusive festivals hosted by clubs for current and new Flyerz players and families. Click here to find the latest details.

Also, find your nearest Flyerz session here. As Flyerz is growing, if there is not a session local to you, you can find your nearest hockey club to see what other opportunities they have. 

As a club 
All the information you need is here. There is also a range of support available included a step by step guide for delivering Flyerz, a free Marketing Portal to help you promote activity and lots of coaching ideas on the Hockey Hub. Why not contact your local Relationship Manager, even if it’s only to find out a little more information about how Flyerz might work at your club?

We will also be running a Flyerz Inclusion Training Workshop on the morning of 17 May at the Stoop as part of Big Stadium Hockey. More info is available here.