This evening (7th Jan) I had my first session of Rush hockey at the Olympic park. Rush hockey is a 7 a-side version of Hockey and is becoming increasing popular in the UK. Surprisingly, having not really enjoyed hockey at school, I really enjoyed it. Part of this I think was down to the set up. There were only 6 of us, mixed ability, and I could definitely hold my own and we spent most of the hour going through drills with the final 20 minutes saved for a fun game. The other great thing about the sessions is that they are pay and play. I can’t make it every week but hopefully I get to a few before the planned matches at the end of March.
Completed my second session last night (21st Jan). There were just 3 of us which gave us plenty of opportunity for coaching covering passing, reverse stick technique, shooting and penalty flicks. All good fun. Can’t make next week’s session but will be attending again in February.
Having completed my 3rd and 4th Hockey sessions, I’m now ready for a mini tournament, taking place on 7th April to complete this challenge. *Tournament was cancelled, so I’ll have to find another date to complete this challenge*