Hundreds at hockey taster

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RUTLAND Hockey Club’s Anne Pollock led a coaching team at a Primary Schools Olympic Sports Festival hosted by Uppingham Community College last Wednesday.

As well as hockey, sports like handball and fencing were on offer, with each group rotating so everyone could try everything.

More than 100 Year 6 students from primary schools in the Uppingham area took part with many trying their hand at hockey for the first time.

Anne said: “All the kids seemed to have a great time, and it was amazing to see some of them get to grips with a stick and ball in such a short space of time. Hopefully this will have whet their appetite and they’ll be keen to come along and join one of our junior club sessions.’

Rutland Juniors play in Stamford on Monday and Friday evenings with the youngest age group starting at 6pm.

l RUTLAND Ladies’ pre-season training is now underway at Uppingham on Wednesday evenings.

Separate sessions are held for the club’s younger players and the senior squad, ahead of some midweek fixtures in August. New players, and particularly goalkeepers, are always welcome. For details visit