Hockey roadshow visits Eyre Peninsula schools

HOCKEY: Cummins Area School year 1 students Jimmy Crettenden, Jimmy Wedd, Eddie Ness and Macey Siebert have a go with hockey during the roadshow. Photo: supplied
HOCKEY: Cummins Area School year 1 students Jimmy Crettenden, Jimmy Wedd, Eddie Ness and Macey Siebert have a go with hockey during the roadshow. Photo: supplied

Hockey South Australia visited Port Lincoln this past week as part of their new Schools Roadshow Program.

Hockey SA and local Port Lincoln Hockey Association coaches visited schools across the region to deliver introductory sessions.

The roadshow included visits to schools well outside of Port Lincoln, offering students in Elliston, Lake Wangary, Cummins and Port Neill the opportunity to try out a different sport.

Hockey SA chief executive officer Andrew Skillern said the aim of the roadshow was to provide a fun and enjoyable hockey experience to kinds to help them get excited about the sport.

"By putting a stick in every kids hand, we can show them all of the great things that hockey has to offer and encourage them to continue to play at their local club," he said.

After the roadshow, the Port Lincoln Hockey Association will deliver Hookin2Hockey, the national hockey program for kids, on the hockey turf at Ravendale Community Sports Centre.

Hockey association junior development director said by delivering Hookin2Hockey after the roadshow, the association would provide the chance for children to continue their hockey journey by going from school to their local club.

"With modified equipment and games, it is a safe and inclusive way to get out on the pitch and have some fun," she said.

To register for the Port Lincoln Hockey Association Hookin2Hockey program, go online at www.hookin2hockey.com.au.

The program starts Friday, February 26, 4pm-5pm at Ravendale.