Aims & Processes
To Introduce and Increase
Introducing children in the inner city to hockey and increasing black, asian and minor ethnicity (BAME) participation in hockey.
Hockey is often not available to inner city children. Involvement in hockey will help children develop social skills within a team environment. The social values embedded within the coaching are designed to help children be the best versions of themselves.
To Educate & Inspire
Educating and Inspiring children and parents about the opportunities that hockey can give them via educational workshops and school trips.
Making parents and children aware of other pathways available. Through bursaries and scholarships private school education and studying abroad is possible. Trips to local private schools allow kids to play on a proper hockey Astroturf while showing them that attending one of these institutions is attainable!
HIC believes that there is a lot of talent in the inner city areas that hockey misses out on. We are here to change that!
The aim of these projects is not solely to make these kids great at hockey, there is a focus on:
Creating an enjoyable atmosphere and experience that the children attribute to hockey. Hopefully the project encourages the kids to continue this amazing sport but we at least want everyone to have fond memories of playing!