Friday, 16 December 2011

Rush Hockey storms into Salt Ayre

Salt Ayre staff Anna Simpson, Elliot Trafford, Tom Ball and Hannah Corless try out the new sport, Rush Hockey.
Photo courtesy Lancaster City Council
Lancaster City Council is inviting local people to try out a brand new game which combines elements of hockey with fun, fast and furious game play.

Rush Hockey is a new game for four to five players developed by English Hockey and is being trialled at a handful of sports and leisure centres across the UK.

It is hoped that if the game proves popular here, a district league could be created. Matches will take place at Salt Ayre Sports Centre in the winter and Happy Mount Park in the summer.

Although the new game is a great way to keep fit, the emphasis is on fun with simple rules, shorter games and smaller pitches.

Two special free taster sessions are taking place at Salt Ayre Sports Centre and open to anyone aged 16 and above who wants to try their hand at this exciting new game. No previous experience of hockey is necessary and all equipment will be provided for people who attend.

The free taster sessions will take place on Wednesday, 28 December from 12pm to 2pm and Monday 9 January from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.  There is no need to book to take part.

• For more details about the taster sessions, call Salt Ayre Sports Centre on 01524 847540 or visit

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