In the past, Lincolnshire hockey players had to stay with their team throughout the season and the summer.
However, thanks to Long Sutton player Luke Jackson this is just a memory.
The Abusement Park, a new touring hockey team, comprises of the best male and female players in the area with Pinchbeck’s Heroes Gym, which opened in November, sponsoring and providing kits for the new team.
Jackson based the idea on a similar social team in Peterborough and has already tasted success in two tournaments, with the mixed team winning silver in a Leadenham competition and the men’s team winning gold in a tournament at RAF Cranwell.
Players from Spalding, Long Sutton and other local teams enjoy the experience of socializing with players outside their league teams and this builds teamwork with players from other teams.
They have the pressure of league games with their clubs taken away to have fun, albeit competitively, in tournaments around the county.
You can visit the team at www.facebook.com/The-abusementparkhtt