Action-packed week for hockey enthusiasts

HOBART’S OHA Hockey Club has celebrated National Hockey Week (28 May – 5 June) at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre.

Clubs around Australia registered as a hockey hub to promote and grow the sport across all ages.

Under the initiative, clubs register as a hockey hub and run an event or activity for existing participants and to get more people involved in the game.

OHA president Damian Smith said the club’s family fun day event coincided with under eight and under 10 games, which were followed by Premier League men’s and women’s games.

“It is great to be able to access resources for our hockey club to promote the sport and generate greater participation,” he said.

“We already invest significant time and effort in the development of our juniors, so it seemed obvious to engage with current and potential hockey players in this way.”

Mr Smith said OHA has operated a highly successful junior academy for a number of years providing a pathway for younger players to make their way into senior hockey.

“Through the support of Battery World Hobart and our Premier League players and coaches, we are focusing on basic, intermediate and advanced hockey skills for our junior players,” he said.

Caption: Hobart OHA Hockey Club members joined forces to promote the sport in Tasmania.

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