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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.
Flyerz Festival 2018 - Vitality Women's World Cup
Our fourth National Flyerz Festival will take place on Sunday 29th July 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.

We are delighted to invite all current and prospective Flyerz clubs to a full day of activities (timings TBC):

  • 11am - 3pm - Two-tier tournament and skills session at the home of Forest Flyerz (Wwalthemstow Academy)
  • 3pm - 4pm - Free travel provided to Fan Central of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • 4pm - 6pm - Flyerz Hockey Showcase in Fan Central including a Flyerz Q&A on stage)
  • 6pm onwards - Flyerz players, volunteers and families welcomed into the VIP area in Fan Central to watch England vs. Ireland on the big screen.

There will be the opportunity for players and volunteers to meet Olympic gold medallists and Flyerz Ambassadors Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh.

We also invite everyone to celebrate the Midland Mencap Flyerz team's gold medal success at last year's European Parahockey Championships as they will be invited onto the main pitch at half-time of the India vs USA game (5pm)

This year's Flyerz Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever!  We hope that your club and Flyerz members will join us for what is set to be a memorable day and a fantastic opportunity to increasing the visibility of Flyerz Hockey.

If you have any questions or would like to register your interest in attending the event please contact adam.thomas@accesssport.co.uk by the 1st of May 2018.

    Previous Flyerz Festivals
    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.



    Flyerz Club Workshop
    A Flyerz specific workshop to share best practice and ideas, this will be a valuable get together for clubs with established Flyerz sections, those new to Flyerz and clubs simply wanting to learn more. Full details are TBC but if you would like to receive more details once known please email melanie.hart@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.”

    How to get involved?
    Are you thinking about starting sessions for disabled players at your club? Unsure how to get started? Get in contact with your local Relationship Manager for more information and their contact 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.

    Share your stories
    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.