New hockey club sessions for people with disabilities aged 7 and up
Hockey Wales have partnered with Access Sport to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities aged +7 to play hockey.
Hockey Wales said:
“We have partnered with Access Sport, to launch our inclusive Hockey pathway, enhancing the opportunities for all individuals to play our wonderful sport. We are taking the journey to support our clubs and organisations in building inclusive environments, for individuals with a disability to feel comfortable in playing hockey, ensuring that we are adapting the game to meet individual needs, to provide a quality experience. We believe that everyone has the right to access Hockey, regardless if they have a physical and learning disability.
“The first part of our Flyerz Hockey journey is open to individuals with a learning disability, from aged 7+. We are making this progress to support the development of our first ever Wales ParaHockey team, that will be able to compete in European competitions.
“The modifications made to the game are all based on the individual needs, including adapted equipment, smaller pitch and less players in a team.