Flyerz Hockey

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We have pulled together a number of support items to help clubs start up and deliver their Flyerz activities. Click the title to visit the page

Wakefield Flyerz share their story and tips for other clubs

Brighton and Hove HC have developed sessions specifically for deaf players, their friends and family

The number of disabled people who take part in sport has grown significantly and England Hockey are committed to providing hockey playing opportunities with an emphasis on inclusion and participation.

Flyerz Hockey has become a really positive term for disability hockey in England. Created by our clubs, Flyerz is something that people want to belong to.
Access Sport

We are working in collaboration with Access Sport to grow the number of Flyerz sections, improve wellbeing and increases access and opportunity for disabled people to join the hockey family. Access Sport are able to support clubs with;

  • Integrating Flyerz into your club
  • Promoting Flyerz and engaging your community
  • Disability inclusion training
  • Funding opportunities
  • Access to the Flyerz network and resources including our new Flyerz handbook
  • Invitations for opportunities to play at every level

A one page summary of who Access Sport are and what they can do for clubs is available here.

How to get involved?
 
To find our more please contact Libby Nichols at flyerz@accesssport.co.uk or speak to your local England Hockey Relationship Manager whose details can be found here. We also have a range of Flyerz tools and resources to help clubs with their Flyerz activities and they can be accessed here.
 
We love to hear how your club is getting on. If you have a great story about a project that your club have been working on or want to share your sessions with other clubs then let us know via Melanie Hart on melanie.hart@englandhockey.co.uk. 
 
Flyerz Festivals

The fourth National Flyerz Festival took place as part of the prestigious Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and at Waltham Forest Hockey Club.
 
Flyerz took part in a two tier tournament, provided a showcase in Fan Central, were VIP guests to watch England v Ireland on the big screen, met Olympic gold medallists and Flyerz Ambassadors Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh and celebrated the Midland Mencap Flyerz team's gold medal success at the 2017 European Parahockey Championships.
 
Take a look at our video below to hear why clubs run Flyerz activity and to see action from our first National Flyerz Festival, which saw over 200 Flyerz head to the Copper Box on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for a fantastic occasion.



What Our Flyerz Think
Hockey is a sport that's easily adapted to different ability levels, so there’s huge potential for hockey to become one of the leaders in disability inclusion. We want more disabled children, young people and adults to have access to our sport.

Tom from Wakefield Flyerz said:
"It is clear that the players who come along to our Flyerz sessions really love playing hockey. One lad says every week how much he loves to come along and take part. He enjoys greeting other members and is delighted when he is praised for the skills he has acquired.”