Hockey Club hopes for supermarket windfall

January 30 2018

Yate Hockey Club is bidding to win a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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Yate Hockey Club is bidding to win a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

The scheme sees grants of up to £4,000 awarded to local community projects with customers voting until the end of February. 

Yate Hockey Club is one of the groups on the shortlist for the Yate stores which cover Yate Tesco Extra, Brimsham Park Tesco Express and Station Road Tesco Express. 

The club have applied for funding to purchase new goalie kits and training equipment. In recent years the junior section of the hockey club has seen a huge increase in numbers and needs to provide safe equipment for training and hockey games. It has also been running ‘Back to Hockey’ sessions which invites people with little or no experience of hockey to come along and give it a go. 

Sarah Wells, a player from the hockey club says: “It is great news that Yate Hockey Club have been shortlisted, but we need help to make the most of this opportunity and to be awarded the higher level of funding. The club is open to everyone in the area and our aim is to provide the high quality coaching and equipment to allow people to have fun and achieve their sporting goals”.