There are four kinds of people who opinionate the most on hockey :
Former Players/Club Players
Hockey Platform founders
These people also are the biggest promoters of the sport. But that’s it, that’s the only fandom this sport has. It’s been rare that we met a hockey fan with no hockey background or exposure.
And that’s why, when this news was out, I couldn’t be more pleased. What a fantastic opportunity to grow more fan base I said. What a fantastic opportunity for more countries to play this sport on an international level.
From a personal experience, it was always fantastic to see 5 and 7 a side. The fast paced nature of the game and the numerous opportunities of scoring brings in a a shed load of excitement, something that can be lost on an 11 a side pitch if the game is flat or isn’t going your way.
As a marketer of the sport, I feel this short sided version of the sport we love can be just as enjoyable as the full sided versions and that the Hockey 5’s can give the games a real push. I’ll give you not five, but nine reasons why.
Fast and Furious