Flyerz Hockey initiative launched in St Albans

The Flyerz Hockey session at Oaklands College

The Flyerz Hockey session at Oaklands College - Credit: Archant

St Albans Hockey Club held the second successful pilot session of its new Flyerz project at Oaklands College last week.

The initiative has been spearheaded by the Tangerines’ head coach Andy Halliday, who also oversees a Flyerz Olympic legacy project in Newham.

While Halliday was away managing the Great Britain men’s hockey team to Rio 2016 Olympic qualification through a fine showing in the World League in Antwerp, the Oaklands Flyerz sessions were led by guest coordinator Roger Lilleystone, an experienced disability hockey coach who works with Access Sport.

Kirsty Armstrong, sports maker at Oaklands, said: “A big thank you to Roger and all the volunteers from St Albans Hockey Club who have given up their time to come and help out at the Flyerz hockey sessions. Two very different groups have now really enjoyed really having a go and we look forward to planning more sessions with the club for September when the students return from their summer break.”