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

"The amount of self-worth Kath gets out of Flyerz is immeasurable" Click the title to read her story.

"Samuel's progress at sessions goes far beyond an hour every other Sunday, and has enabled the family to spend more quality time together during family activities."

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 are fun and friendly sessions inclusive of all abilities and ages. It enables disabled and non-disabled players to play together, along with the whole family as siblings and parents can get involved as well. 

#FlyerzWeek 2020

#FlyerzWeek took place 8-14 June, delivered in partnership with Access Sport and our Flyerz Clubs. You can see a recap of the week here, which included the largest Flyerz gathering, webinars to support clubs to start Flyerx and ensure their sessions are inclusive, a Flyerz Quiz and some amazing Flyerz stories. We are also proud to announce England and GB International Emily Defroand as a Flyerz Champion.


Flyerz Hockey on BT Sport

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh talk on BT Sport about Flyerz



 
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?

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

I'm a club 
To find our more please contact Adam Bone 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 stories@englandhockey.co.uk. 

 

 
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.”