Flyerz Hockey has been shortlisted at the 2020 Community Sport and Recreation Awards.
Flyerz has been shortlisted for The Partnership Award that celebrates clubs/programs which have worked in partnership with others to inspire people to be active through sport, recreation or physical activity, demonstrating improvement to local communities and developing opportunities to give more people a chance to be active.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony on 6 March 2020 that will recognise 15 exceptional sport and recreation clubs and organizations across five different categories for their contribution to their communities.
Flyerz Hockey makes our sport accessible for everyone, inclusive of any ability or disability.
Flyerz clubs have given more people a chance to be active through encouraging disabled and non-disabled people to play together on equal terms.
The Flyerz model is a replicable, low-cost club development approach that gives volunteers at community hockey clubs the confidence, skills, and support to deliver disability-inclusive hockey.
Flyerz brings together a dedicated network of people, clubs, and organizations who are creatively working in partnership to make disability inclusion the norm in the sport.
A partnership between Access Sport and Waltham Forest HC in 2011 established the first Flyerz section at a time when there were no recognized disability-inclusive sections in UK hockey clubs. Now, with Access Sport combining forces in strategic partnership with England Hockey and home-country NGBs, there are more than 40 clubs that are part of the growing movement.
Want to get involved in Flyerz Hockey? As a player – find your nearest Flyerz session here. As Flyerz is growing, if there is not a session local to you, you can find your nearest hockey club to see what other opportunities they have.
As a club – all the information you need is here. There is also a range of support available included a step by step guide for delivering Flyerz, a free Marketing Portal to help you promote activity and lots of coaching ideas on the Hockey Hub. Why not contact your local Relationship Manager, even if it’s only to find out a little more information about how Flyerz might work at your club?
Flyerz Festivals – In 2020 there will be fun and fully inclusive festivals hosted by clubs for current and new Flyerz players and families.