Walking Hockey Comes to Stirling
18/12/2019

 
As walking sports continue to grow in popularity amongst adults in the UK, Active Stirling in partnership with Stirling Wanderers Hockey Club and Scottish Hockey are bringing Walking Hockey to The PEAK in Stirling, with sessions starting Tuesday 7 January 2020.

Walking Hockey is a slower version of the much loved game which makes it suitable for all abilities. It is perfect for players who would like to get involved in a team sport but are looking for less physically demanding ways to exercise. The level of activity is tailored to each participant, and provides a safe, comfortable and most importantly fun activity.

Active Stirling’s Ruth Henderson, Community Activation Officer said,
“I am thrilled to introduce the people of Stirling to Walking Hockey. At Active Stirling we have already established Walking Football and Walking Netball with great results, providing activities for people who want to increase their activity levels but perhaps need less strenuous options. Our walking sport sessions not only provide that tailored level of exercise but also offer a fun, social activity which in turn improves physical and mental health in participants. I would encourage anyone who would like to try Walking Hockey to come down to The PEAK and give it a go.”

Chris Anderson, Scottish Hockey (Regional Development Manager) said,
"We're delighted to see walking hockey launch in Stirlingshire. We have had some really successful walking hockey programmes across Scotland, especially with Eskvale Hockey Club in Midlothian.  We're excited to see this expand, and it's brilliant to see local club volunteers from Stirling Wanderers stepping up to support the walking sports programme too."

Walking hockey starts with a FREE taster session on Tuesday 7 January at The PEAK, runs every Tuesday, 11.00am-12.00pm for age 16yrs+. FREE for ALLIN Members / £2.50 PAYG customers. Pay and play on the day or to book call 01786 273555.


Image: Participants from trial session held at The PEAK
BACK (L-R): David Gauld; William Dawson; John Cross; Anne Brodie; Arthur Duncan; Robert MacEwan
FRONT (L-R): Robert Moyes; Kartina Petrie; Catherine Brown; Margaret Dobbs


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