News Item: HockeyFest 2017
(Category: Club News)
Posted by YHAWeb Manager
Monday 24 July 2017 - 11:10:32

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HockeyFest 2017 sign up is now OPEN and the dates are August 19th to September 10th.
Hockey players across the country have informed us that having a friendly and social club is a key influence in their playing experience. Supported by Notts Sports, HockeyFest 17 is open to everyone and is a great opportunity for clubs to develop some club unity and enjoyment in the build up to the start of their season.
Hockey Fest 17 is focused on the friendly and social side of hockey where clubs open their doors to new and existing hockey players. If you are feeling inspired from the summer of hockey then Hockey Fest is a perfect way to join the hockey family. That can be from juniors to volunteering to parents coming back to the sport there is something for everyone.

Click here to sign your club up
There is a competition for clubs to win an athlete visit for HockeyFest 17 if you register your event with details before the 31 July 2017


The following clubs in Y&H have currently signed up:
•         City of York HC
•         Bradford HC
•         Rotherham HC
•         Scarborough HC
•         Wakefield HC
•         Thirsk HC
•         Sheffield Hallam HC

Why should my club host a HockeyFest?
We are in the 3rd year of supporting clubs to celebrate the start iof the season with current members and help welcome new ones. In 2015 we saw 336 clubs opened their doors and clubs are still seeing the benefit of taking part. In 2016 over 23,500 player took part in their local HockeyFest with 10% of them being new to hockey! Here are what the clubs said:

·         89% of clubs saw a positive impact on their club
·         97% would take part in HockeyFest again
·         100% of new players surveyed have gone on to join their local hockey club
·         Each HockeyFest obtained on average 10 new players
·         Approximately 23, 500 players attended HockeyFest
·         Approximately 2, 223 new players



This news item is from Yorkshire Hockey Association
( http://yorkshireha.org.uk/news.php?extend.2951 )