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Preston Hockey Club start their season – and you’re invited to watch

Posted on - 22nd September, 2017 - 2:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, News, Preston City Centre, Sport

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Preston Hockey Club will start their first game in the season of the England Hockey League on Saturday (23 September) and are inviting spectators to come along to watch.

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The Hockey Club’s first men’s team will be taking on their first home match at the club, located at South Meadow Lane.

They will be playing against the University of Nottingham hockey team.

The club has recently seen several changes over the summer months, including merging the ladies and mens teams together along with increasing coaching.

The club is excited to welcome the coach from the Great British Olympic Team, Peter Nicholson, as their new coach who will be taking on a wider role within the club.

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Will Rainford, the club treasurer, said: “With dedicated coaches for the mens, ladies and junior teams, the club is in a great position going forward.

“It’s now crunch time as the teams the mens 1st and 2nd teams play their first home game.

“They are the top two teams in Lancashire by some distance due to the quality of coaching and we have attracted lots of new players from Manchester and further afield.

“We had our best ever finish last season when we ended sixth in the North League.

“Our aim this year is to do better than that.”

Read more: Dragon boat gifted to Preston team by university

Preston Hockey Club want to invite the public to come and watch their first game on Saturday as they are welcoming spectators to come and view the fast paced sport.

There is a free car park available if you wanted to pop down on the day.

They are also inviting youngsters to come down for junior coaching which takes place on Saturdays at 9am.

Do you know Preston Hockey Club? Will you be attending their first home match? Let us know in the comments below

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