A new programme that is focused on being inclusive of anyone with a disability is on offer at Hibiscus Hockey’s turf in Millwater this term.
North Harbour Hockey Association’s Hockey Without Limits programme is a hockey-based programme open to participants aged 8-21 with physical or intellectual impairments.
Following the successful pilot during 2021 and full roll out of the programme at North Harbour Hockey in Albany this year, an initial four week pilot is proposed for a Hibiscus Coast module at the Hockey Hibiscus Trust facilities at Metro Park in Millwater.
Sessions run from 9.30am-10:30am each Sunday and the cost is $60 for eight sessions. You can also take part in a single session, for $10 per session.
This programme can run under all traffic light levels with the support of a guardian/carer.
Judith Quinlan of Longridge Sports is contracting the programme to North Harbour Hockey. Shesays she is hopeful that by obtaining interest early, it will be possible to work on designing session plans that meet the needs of participants.
All participants must have a supervisor available to support the individual on the day. All participants must bring water, wear a hat and sunscreen and have appropriate clothes and shoes for outdoor activity on a hockey turf.
“We welcome family members/friends to join in the programme to support participants, free of charge,” Quinlan says.
Hockey sticks are provided. The next session is on May 22.
Register on the North Harbour Hockey website,