Alderley Edge Hockey Club were a pioneer for "Back To Hockey" activities a few years back. The 'Back To Hockey' activity has grown with so many Women inspired by the 2012 London Olympics and 2014 Commonwealth Games.
We have many local women wishing to return to the sport and wanting to take up the game and "Give it a Go". No need to be a full playing member, just turn up and pay £5 a session, we can lend you a stick. Good to wear a gum shield and invest in shin pads!
Here are some pics of some of our super ladies at The Edge, poster girls for a national promotional campaign for "Back To Hockey" run by England Hockey.
Thursday evenings 7.00pm during the summer, 7:30pm when next season starts in September.
Friday mornings 9.30am - 10.30am at The EDGE Running all year round!
Back to Hockey provides a gentle introduction or re-introduction to hockey. It’s open to women of all ages whether you’ve played before or not. We also welcome men returning to the game and during school holidays, kids are welcome to join in free on Friday mornings.
"Back to Hockey" is designed to achieve this with a focus on fun, fitness and friendship. It is particularly aimed at women who currently do not play hockey but have played hockey before at school, college or university, or perhaps in a club or work team, and who we might be able to persuade play again. We also welcome new participants who have never played before.
"Back to Hockey" is about getting women to play hockey again in a relaxed and encouraging environment, with the emphasis on taking part, learning new skills (or relearning skills) and enjoying playing with others.
The activities and coaching provided cater for all levels of skill and fitness and avoid being highly competitive.
Anyone who’s played hockey knows the sport provides a great workout – burning calories, improving cardiovascular fitness and toning those all important female targets of thighs and bottom. The Alderley Edge Hockey Club's 'Back To Hockey ' sessions are incredibly popular with women looking for a fun, social way to get fit and stay in shape.
The Back to Hockey Group are very active supporting local charities raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, Hampers of Hope, Alderley Oxjam and The BiG Storage Xmas Toy appeal. There's also a great social side with regular nights out at local bars and restaurants.
Some of our returners decide to join the club and play for one of our 6 Ladies teams on Saturdays. We may even start a 7th team next season! There is a place for you if you want to play competitive games in the future.
Here's a promotional clip featuring some of our players:
Please click on the link below to see how local lady and fitness trainer Hannah Wall enjoyed her first session!
Please come along and join in!
Thursday sessions kindly led by Coach Sarah PJ Hardman.
Friday sessions by Kelvin Briggs.
£5 a session
THE EDGE HOCKEY CENTRE
Ryleys School Playing Fields, Wilmslow Road
Alderley Edge SK9 7QN
just near the Merlin pub/restaurant
For more information please contact: