Chance to learn skills and get fit

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Women will have the opportunity to benefit from discounted hockey taster sessions at Spalding Hockey Club throughout August and September, after the club 
received funding to get 
more women playing their sport.

The club will be running a series of six hockey coaching sessions for girls and women aged 12 to 25 on the all-weather pitch at Glen Park, Surfleet, after receiving £830 of Sportivate funding.

Lottery funding comes from Sport England to each county from 2011 until 2017 to the 
Sportivate programme to help encourage ‘semi-sporty’ 
players aged 11 to 25 to take 
part in six weeks of sport 

Spalding Hockey Club has become the first sports club in South Holland to receive Sportivate funding under a national scheme organised locally by Lincolnshire Sport.

The taster sessions, which cater for all abilities and cost £2 per session, will run every Wednesday from August 13 to September 14, from 6pm to 7pm.

Sticks can be provided if necessary and participants are asked to wear casual sportswear, suitable trainers and shin pads if possible.

Lucy Blakey, children and young people officer at Lincolnshire Sport, said: “This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill while improving your fitness with a gentle run-out, as well as the chance to meet new and like-minded people of your own age.

“Sportivate not only provides a great opportunity to encourage young people to get involved in sport, it provides a huge financial incentive for sports clubs, schools, leisure facilities and others, to deliver more sport across Lincolnshire.”

To book your place on the course or for further information, contact Fred Morris on 01775 724832 or email