GYO Spotlight Club Announced!

England Hockey have today announced the “Spotlight Club” from their Grow Your Own Club Development Programme. Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club in Bedfordshire have been selected to be thrust into the Spotlight for the 2010/2011 season.

Grow Your Own aims to assist clubs who aspire to be well run, welcoming and successful, and to be proud to promote themselves to the local community and beyond. GYO is for all clubs, small, rural, merging, big, busy - all clubs rely on people and resource to run. England Hockey want to help all clubs achieve their potential and be whatever it is they want to be!

National Manager Clubs and Facilities at EHB, Alex Teasdale said  “We wanted to offer one club the unique opportunity to have our undivided attention for the next 12 months. We intend to launch programmes for next year using Leighton Buzzard, we will work with local press alongside the club, and we will use our existing products and programmes to assist Leighton Buzzard reach their aspirations. We are very excited about the prospect of being able to work closely with the club for the coming year, and I am sure they will embrace the opportunity to raise not only the profile of the club, but the profile of hockey in the area.

Leighton Buzzard Club Captain Matthew Rust said  “We are delighted to have been chosen to work with England Hockey for the coming year. and look forward to raising the profile of hockey in Leighton Buzzard”
England Hockey will be at Leighton Buzzard HC on Saturday 4th September to join in the fun at their GYO Club Day

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