After some excitement on Saturdays and are you aged between 11 and 16? Why not volunteer to be on Ball Patrol for our Men’s 1s?

See some fast-paced, high level hockey at very close range! Our Men’s 1s are playing in the South Hockey League Premier Division 1 and are going for National League status. You can play your part in achieving this!

The Men’s 1s team help with coaching on Sundays. In return the Boys section provides the Men’s 1s with Ball Patrollers for each of their home fixtures which you can find hereLast season was a great experience for all the boys involved.

We spoke to Milo, one of the U12 Ball Patrollers, and Sion Owen, Men’s 1s Captain.

Milo, Boys U12: “It’s really good fun and the players are really nice. You get to watch some really good hockey and support your club. You sometimes have to sprint down the line to keep up with play but you only have to look after one quarter of the pitch so it’s not too bad. What was really good was being allowed to listen to the team talk at half time and hearing the tactics for a high level hockey team which you can try and use in your own games!”

This is what our Men’s 1s Captain Sion Owen had to say: “More than ever we are aspiring to play quick free flowing hockey and the ball patrollers are a key part of this. They did an amazing job last season and will be just as important this year as we push for national league. Being attentive and enthusiastic are key attributes in making a good ball patroller. Watching our games and being part of the team talks hopefully provides some insights into senior hockey. Becoming a National League side is our sole goal this year and we are looking forward to the challenge ahead!”

Any rewards?

Plenty! But having the chance to go home with some stash from our new kit partner and sponsor of the first teams, Y1 Hockey, could be the most exciting one! We will be giving away three cool Young Ones sweaters to the top three patrollers boys (most matches) this season and London Wayfarers baseball caps too.

Keen to get involved and find out more?

Visit the Ball Patrol information page.

Contact Helen Taylor & Jo Darley via [email protected]

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