Walking Hockey for Clubs

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A guide that supports clubs to offer Walking Hockey, from preparing and promoting sessions through to session ideas and simple rules. Click the title to download.

An free online portal where clubs can personalise marketing materials like posters and social media content to support with promotion of your sessions

Access a range of coaching videos, activity cards and resources. To provide your coach with a variety of content to help create an enjoyable environment, tailored towards the individuals attending, to ultimately keep them coming back week after week.

Walking Hockey is exactly as the name suggests - you play Hockey, walking. It’s designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability, as well as getting those back into hockey who had to stop due to injuries or other reasons.

Over 40 clubs in England have already offered Walking Hockey sessions to their players and local communities.

How to get your club involved?
To support clubs England Hockey have invested in an online management system that allows clubs to manage and promote their Walking Hockey sessions. Along with being easy to be found by potential players. You can view the site at https://play.englandhockey.co.uk/WalkingHockey

To access the site, please email melanie.hart@englandhockey.co.uk who will send you your clubs bespoke sign up link for ClubSpark so your club can create a free account. You will then receive guidance on how to register your sessions on the site.

Support for your club to deliver
To support clubs we have provided a number of tools to help you promote and run your sessions, including:

  • New Online Management System - To make it effortless for you to register, manage and promote your Walking Hockey sessions. Along with being found by potential players
  • Walking Hockey Club Support Guide: A guide that supports clubs to offer Walking Hockey, from preparing and promoting sessions through to session ideas and simple rules.
  • Marketing Portal: An online portal where clubs can personalise Walking Hockey Hockey marketing materials like posters and social media content to support with promotion of your sessions.
  • Relationship Manager Support: Don’t forget to catch up with your local Relationship Manager to share your ideas and they can provide bespoke advice and guidance to make the most of Back to Hockey. Their contact details can be found here.

Benefits of Walking Hockey to Clubs
There can be great benefits for clubs in offering Walking Hockey and here are some that you have told us about:

  • New Members – The session can cater for those players who are unable to take part in mainstream hockey 
  • Keeping Members - Giving those that do play the opportunity to play for many more years
  • Increased Revenue – In addition to a small fee to cover the sessions, many club have also adopted a flexible membership option for Walking Hockey Players
  • Greater Publicity – By promoting suitable sessions to new or returning players and gaining positive PR, clubs have raised their profile in the local community
  • Social Offering - Letting social groups and families (and generations) play together in a fun and friendly environment
  • Additional Volunteers – With more individuals at the club the pool of potential volunteers increases
  • Maximum Pitch Usage – By thinking practically about the space available in existing bookings, many clubs have found they don’t need to book additional spaces and therefore get greater value for money
  • More Players – Whilst many start with Walking Hockey, over time you will find they can filter through to you Back to Hockey or mainstream club sessions