Hockey Huddle – This Girl Can Week
Newtown City Hockey Club is a supporter of This Girl Can Vic, and is joining VicHealth’s inaugural This Girl Can Week. This Girl Can Week (18-24 March 2019) aims to encourage more women to give physical activity a go, or return to exercise after a break.
This Girl Can Week has some great offers right around Victoria, all designed to inspire women to get active, whether that’s to try something new or returning to a past activity.
VicHealth Acting CEO Dr Lyn Roberts said This Girl Can – Victoria week was about empowering everyday women to get active in their local community without feeling judged.
“We want all women – no matter how sweaty they get, how red their face is or how good they are – to feel comfortable about getting out there and giving physical activity a go. That’s what This Girl Can – Victoria is all about,” Dr Roberts said.
And that’s how we feel at Newtown Hockey Club too. Everyone is welcome to have a go at hockey, regardless of age, previous experience (or not) and skill level.
If you have played hockey in the past, or have watched your children play and thought ‘maybe I could do that’, here is your opportunity to rediscover those lost skills, or learn some new ones.
Join the Hockey Huddle
Sunday March 24, 10 am to 11.30 am. Skills exploration and game play from 10 to 10.45 am, followed by morning tea and a chat.
King Lloyd Reserve, 80 Windsor Rd, Newtown
Join us for a fun, social ‘have a go’ game of hockey. We will help you brush up on the game skills or learn some new ones. Equipment is provided – and the event is free! So all you need to do is come along. Bring a friend too. No special clothing is needed, just some comfortable clothing you can move around in.
If you discover a passion for hockey, we can tell you all about the options for continuing to play – whether they are competitive or social.
The very successful This Girl Can Vic campaign was launched in March 2018, and inspired 1 in 7 Victorian women to get moving in 2018. The campaign features real Victorian women instead of professional athletes or airbrushed Instagram models and is about empowering women to feel comfortable in their bodies and in public spaces – regardless of their ability, how they look or how sweaty they get.