Hockey enjoys significant growth

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England Hockey has announced that club hockey participation has continued to go from strength-to-strength since 2011.

Clubs such as Harleston Magpies have enjoyed continued growth and success in recent years and the figures revealed have shown the trend is the same across the nation with participation among under-16s having grown by 40 per cent, with overall participation also growing by 16 per cent.

The inspiration of at London 2012, where the women’s team won a bronze medal, was linked to the Hockey Nation campaign run by Great Britain and England Hockey that gave tens of thousands of people a chance to play.