Benalla Ensign

Club hits the road

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The Benalla Hockey Club is bringing the Hockey Victoria Hockey Roadshow to local primary schools in Benalla, Broken Creek and Violet Town during the next few weeks.

On Monday, February 21, the years 3 and 4 students at Benalla College all enjoyed learning how to be “Hockey Ready!” and zoomed around dribbling their hockey ball “eggs”.

They tried to avoid becoming seaweed during a game of “Hoctopus”, and dodged the hockey eagle during “Rob the Nest”.

Benalla Hockey Club president

Learning the basics:

Lee Manning said hockey was an inclusive sport, with people of all ages and experience levels encouraged to get involved.

“Hockey is a great game, where all the family can play together,” Manning said.

“We have players aged five to 80 playing in Benalla, and all fitness levels can find a place on the field. It’s surprising­ly easy to play.”

The Hockey Roadshow is heading to Australian Christian College Hume tomorrow, with principal Sam Woods excited for what it will offer the students.

“The idea behind it is getting kids involved in sport and giving them good opportunit­ies to learn a sport which maybe they haven’t tried before,” Woods said.

“I think the involvemen­t in community sport is pretty low compared to previous years.

“If you go back to when our grandparen­ts were young everyone was a part of the tennis or hockey or cricket club, for example.

“Nowadays lots of kids aren’t necessaril­y involved, so this is a great opportunit­y to expose them to team sports and community sports.”

Benalla Hockey Club will also be hosting a free “Come and Try Hockey” event tomorrow, Thursday, March 3, which promises to be an afternoon full of fun games and activities. All equipment is provided, with kids from the ages of five to 12 from 4.30 to 5.30pm, and teens and adults from 6 to 7pm.

The Benalla Hockey Field is at Churchill Reserve, on the corner of Waller and Margaret Sts.

For more informatio­n, check out Benalla Hockey on Facebook, or email benallahoc­key@ gmail.com

 ?? ?? The Benalla College Avon St grade threes and fours get “Hockey Ready!” with coaches Lee and Erin.
The Benalla College Avon St grade threes and fours get “Hockey Ready!” with coaches Lee and Erin.
 ?? ?? Fun and games: Benalla College years 3s and 4s play a game of rob the nest.
Fun and games: Benalla College years 3s and 4s play a game of rob the nest.

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