Having a Ball in Hockey

Having a Ball in Hockey

14 Oct 2019

The Year 6 girls and the Crosfields Hockey Squad were incredibly fortunate recently to have a visit from Team GB Hockey player Shona McCallin who came into school to run their hockey lesson.  

McCallin, who currently plays hockey for Great Britain, was part of the Olympic team who won the gold medal in Rio in 2016. She gave the girls an opportunity to train like a professional hockey player by setting up several drills to encourage them to pass and move into space, at the same time reminding them to keep their heads up so they could see!

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McCallin ended the session with small-sided games to put what she had taught the girls into practice.  It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn from one of the top athletes in the country, and what’s more, Shona had brought in a signed hockey ball plus one of the skirts she wore whilst out in Rio to award to two of the girls for their hard work and enthusiasm during the session.

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