Flyerz Hockey is the name for ALL disability inclusive hockey across the UK. It concentrates on having fun, learning new skills, making friends and promotes an active and healthy lifestyle.
In partnership with Access Sport, London Wayfarers Hockey Club started a new programme – London Wayfarers Flyerz – in early September 2020 that provides hockey sessions for people with pan-disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing. With the emphasis on fun, making friends and being active, London Wayfarers Flyerz aims to create an inclusive atmosphere so everyone can access and benefit from sport in their community.
No equipment or experience is needed—just enthusiasm.
What is Flyerz Hockey
Flyerz Hockey started in 2012 alongside London hosting the Paralympics. The provision of Flyerz Hockey is supported by Access Sport, England Hockey and UK Deaf Sport, and delivered locally by clubs such as London Wayfarers.
More than 50 Flyerz Hockey sections are now running across England, Wales, and Scotland. They are providing inclusive hockey for people with pan-disabilities and those who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Here is some more background information in two videos:
- BT Sport coverage with Helen and Kate Richardson Walsh and the Flyerz Hockey festival in 2019 – click here for the Youtube video
- Club Matters on the impact Flyerz Hockey has had on everyone at Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club – click here for the Youtube video
How to get involved
We now run four London Wayfarers Flyerz sessions a week in Wandsworth, London and recently launched sessions for 16 plus aged group. The earlier session is for those aged 16 and under, and the later session is for 16+ age group.
Mondays (except bank holidays) at St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX), 10 Malwood Road, Clapham South, SW12 8EN
6 – 7pm for 16 years and under
7 – 8pm for 16 years and older (plus sign)
Thursdays (except October half term) at Emanuel School, Battersea Rise, Battersea, SW11 1HS
6 – 7pm for 16 years and under
7 – 8pm for 16 years and older
Both venues are private pitches with great access and parking available onsite.
There is absolutely no hockey experience needed and we welcome anyone to come along, get to know us and have some fun. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about our sessions please email [email protected] or alternatively go to How to Join London Wayfarers Flyerz and register today!
We are providing taster sessions for players to try hockey which will involve one on one coaching and an opportunity to meet new people. We provide all the equipment and anyone is welcome from the age of 8. However, if you are a little younger, contact us, and we will do our best to get you involved as we are looking to expand our programme in the near future.
Volunteers are key to this programme and we would love for you to join our London Wayfarers Flyerz team. We are looking for volunteers as coaches, first aiders, carers, fundraisers and anyone handy with their hands. Also any of our junior members looking for their DofE or Sports Leader volunteering are very welcome! We are providing workshops to support you and in return would really appreciate your support in making Flyerz Hockey at London Wayfarers Hockey Club a success. Please email [email protected] if you would like to volunteer.
London Wayfarers Flyerz is purely funded by generous donations and through partners. No donation is too little, all contributions make a massive difference. If you are looking to make a one-off or recurring donation please email [email protected]. We really appreciate every penny!
If you are looking to sponsor or partner with London Wayfarers Flyerz please email [email protected] to find out more.
We also plan to run fundraising events throughout the year which will be advertised in this space so please keep an eye out.