THE Eaglehawk Hockey Club is giving budding young hockey players the chance to learn more about the sport with their Hook In2 Hockey program.
The initiative is a hands-on introduction for children aged between five and 10 to hockey.
One of the aims of the national program is to help develop the next generation of possible Olympians.
Last year more than 10,000 people from across the country took part in the program.
Eaglehawk Hockey Club junior coordinator Daniel Gibbons said he was inspired to coordinate the club’s Hook In2 Hockey program.
“Having coached under age Victoria sides I know that there are young Bendigo players that have the talent to reach those higher levels” he said.
“Hook In2 Hockey is a great fun and easy starting point to get into hockey.”
As part of the program every child that participates with the Eaglehawk Club will receive an equipment pack containing a hockey stick, ball, t-shirt, shin guards and a mouthguard.
Each session will be run by Eaglehawk’s Hockey Club members.
The aim is to teach the youngsters the basic skills of hockey.
The first session at Eaglehawk will begin on May 1 at 5.30pm at the Bendigo Hockey Centre on Ashley Street.
For more information on how to get involved contact Jonathan Hopley on 0425 842 809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org