Since October 2019 we have started running a brand new beginners hockey club for pupils at Phoenix Academy.
This has been a great opportunity to introduce students to a sport that many of them had not come across before and be exposed to a sport that they might not ordinarily have access to. Pupils have engaged extremely well during the sessions and have developed fantastic hockey skills.
A few girls have even expressed a desire to trial out for the upcoming London Youth Games!
Special mention goes to Heavenli, a year 8 pupil who has attended every session since the start. It has been particularly rewarding seeing her skills develop in the last 2 months despite her never having played hockey before! Her confidence is growing more and more each week and she has shown great leadership and teamwork skills when motivating her team mates during small sided games.
Overall it has been fantastic seeing all the students progress so much in such a short space of time. The experience has been a success so far and we look forward to continuing the club in 2020!