On 28 July 2018 (2.00-2.30pm) , our Walking Hockey family from Bromsgrove, England will be playing a 30 minute exhibition match in the Fan Central Arena at the 2018 Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup.
And that's not all
Every day, all spectators coming to the event will be offered the chance to try Walking Hockey for themselves. That's tens of thousands of people throughout the event.
This has been made possible by a collaboration between England Hockey and Alan Gormley from Bromsgrove Hockey Club.
Walking Hockey was launched in January 2017 in Bromsgrove. It's growth since has been remarkable with lots of clubs already playing in England and Wales and plans and enquiries from over 35 other countries including Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Canada, USA, Ireland, and Spain.
The developer of Walking Hockey Alan Gormley said "We are so excited that our idea, originally to meet the needs of a handful of people in Bromsgrove, has taken off so well. To think that we are helping to let people of all abilities - novices or former players, people with physical and / or mental challenges, ages from 3 to 80, in fact anyone at all - play sport when they may be thought they couldn't or wouldn't again is truly humbling.
I am indebted to the support and backing of so many people who have helped to make this possible.
Who knows, maybe one day we will have our own Walking Hockey World Cup!"