Sum­mer pro­gram launched

Benalla Ensign - - Sport -

The Be­nalla Hockey Club is ex­cited to launch a new Sum­mer So­cial Hockey pro­gram this week.

Start­ing at 6 pm on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 9, so­cial hockey is open to every­one over 10 years of age, with all abil­i­ties catered for.

No pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence or fit­ness level is nec­es­sary, with mod­i­fied games played on a quar­ter-field to en­able every­one to have a go.

Thanks to for­mer grants Of­fi­cer Lee Man­ning, we have new equip­ment com­pris­ing of hockey sticks, shin pads, team vests and mini-goals avail­able for use for all par­tic­i­pants, af­ter her suc­cess­ful ap­pli­ca­tion for fund­ing from the VicHealth Ac­tive Club Grant.

This makes it a cost-ef­fec­tive way to give hockey a go.

‘‘We en­cour­age fam­i­lies to come down and en­joy play­ing fun hockey to­gether. Every­one is wel­come to join in,’’ club mem­ber David McIn­tyre said.

‘‘How of­ten do mums and dads get to play sport with — or even against their kids? This is what our Sum­mer So­cial Hockey is all about,’’ pres­i­dent Rox­anne Dowe said.

So­cial hockey will con­tinue from 6 pm ev­ery Fri­day through­out term one, at the Rupe Cheetham Hockey Field, Churchill Re­serve, Waller St.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email be­nal­la­ or find the Be­nalla Hockey Club on Face­book.

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