Olympics give a boost to sport - and March Town Hockey Club among those inundated with requests

THE London 2012 Olympics have generated a lot of interest in a wide range of sports and hockey is no different.

March Town Hockey club has been inundated with requests from juniors as to how they can take up the game.

Chairman Neil Liversedge said: “The Olympics was a superb spectacle for all sports, and a lot of sports you do not see covered widely on the TV, hockey being one of them.

“We have a received a lot of requests from children who saw both the men’s and ladies competitions and saw a sport where the ball moves faster than in football, there was lots of skill, excitement and plenty of goals.”

As a result the club will be running their traditional training for 5 to 11 year olds on a Thursday night (more details to follow soon) and for the older 11-16 age group the club will be running new sessions starting on September 18 from 7.30pm to 9.00pm; each session will cost just �2.

The sessions will be led by men’s 1st X1 coach Jody Betts.

Mr Liversedge said: “Jody agreeing to lead these new sessions is brilliant, he’s a very talented player in his own right and as a coach he brings enthusiasm and a real knowledge of how to play the game and have fun.

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“We hope as many children as possible will come along and join I”.

If you want to find out more you can contact Neil on 07886 976329 or Jody on 07917 775071.