Watching the future of Wauchope hockey grow

Coach Colin Pursehouse teaching the 4-7 year-olds stick stills at Wauchope Hockey Club's free Come and Try session.
Coach Colin Pursehouse teaching the 4-7 year-olds stick stills at Wauchope Hockey Club's free Come and Try session.

Wauchope Hockey Club this week has successfully launched its 2018 Hockey in Wauchope Program with the first of its three free come and try/registration days aimed at 4-11 year-olds. 

Kids enjoying a game of bullrush to end the season.

Kids enjoying a game of bullrush to end the season.

President Glen Pursehouse was thrilled with the turnout this week, with 70% of the kids that turned up having never picked up a stick before.

“It’s so great to see this program is still being validated by the community – it wasn’t just a one-hit wonder when we launched it last year, and we are still receiving positive feedback and support for this program,” he said.

Coach Colin Pursehouse is delighted that so many young people came to the first free Come and Try day last Monday.  There are two more on March 19 and 26.

Coach Colin Pursehouse is delighted that so many young people came to the first free Come and Try day last Monday. There are two more on March 19 and 26.

 “We want to continue to provide an option for parents who don’t want to travel to Port or all over the Hastings area for their kids to play sport.”

Wauchope Hockey Club’s program is sticking with the ONE TIME, ONE PLACE, NO TRAVEL concept – providing a new sporting option that will be played in Wauchope at the same field (Landrigan Park) at the same time (4.30 – 6pm) every week on Mondays, a concept many of the parents at the come and try day appreciated.

This program is aimed at kids aged 4–11 years of age, and the season will be starting in early May. For those wanting more information, check out one of the two remaining free Come And Try days on Monday March 19 and Monday March 26 at Landrigan Park from 4.30pm.

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