Flyerz Hockey INTRODUCTION TO FLYERZ HOCKEY In 2011, Access Sport’s Disability Inclusion Programme was launched to support local community sports clubs become more inclusive of disabled young people. Access Sport partnered with Waltham Forest Hockey Club to create the first fully inclusive hockey section in England, which was named ‘Forest Flyerz’ and inspired other clubs to introduce ‘Flyerz’ hockey. ‘Flyerz’ hockey is the name widely associated with grassroots disability inclusive hockey in Great Britain. There are now more than 20 Flyerz sections across England, Wales and Scotland, providing inclusive hockey for disabled people. Access Sport is working in partnership with existing Flyerz hockey clubs, Spirit of 2012, Access Sport ambassadors Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh, England Hockey and Hockey Wales to expand the Flyerz movement across Great Britain. Our vision by 2021 is for there to be at least 50 Flyerz sections running across the country with the development of local, regional and national Flyerz events. CLICK HERE to view our club sessions and events page and find your local Flyerz club! FLYERZ HOCKEY Clubs Access Sport supports hockey clubs in starting their Flyerz section, providing them with the tools and resources they need in their journey to become inclusive of disabled individuals. We provide funding, upskill volunteers through our YMCA accredited Disability Inclusion Course and connect new clubs with Flyerz specialists across the country, who can provide expert advice. To learn more about this support and start your club’s Flyerz section today, contact us at [email protected]. FLYERZ HOCKEY Specialists Flyerz Specialists are important members of the Flyerz community, hockey family and Access Sport team. This group of dedicated individuals have the experience of starting their own Flyerz sections and will happily connect to provide their advice and valuable skillset to any new club starting out. Steve Bradley, Midland Mencap Flyerz Lead Francis Bridgeman, Tunbridge Wells Flyerz Club Lead Jo Brown, Falcon Flyerz Club Lead Hannah Bevan, Hockey Wales, Head of Development Katie Brown, Scottish Hockey, West Regional Development Manager ACCESS SPORT FLYERZ HOCKEY AMBASSADORS The Flyerz Hockey movement is thrilled to be supported by Access Sport Ambassadors and Olympic gold medallists Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE and Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE. Kate and Helen are incredible advocates for Flyerz and so genuinely and passionately believe in making disability inclusion the norm, they have even started their own Flyerz club. They’re always encouraging more clubs to join the movement and make hockey a sport for all! “Hockey is a fantastic game for everyone to play. It’s so important that we support young people into sport, particularly those with disabilities. It is an honour to be an Access Sport ambassador” Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE HOW TO GET INVOLVED? If you would like to learn more about Flyerz hockey, support the Project, start volunteering, or are considering launching a Flyerz section at your club or organisation please get in touch with the contact details below. Or if you would like to start playing you can head straight over to our club sessions and event page. Email – [email protected]Call - 0207 993 9883 Twitter - @Access Sport / @FlyerzHockey FLYERZ in the MEDIA Watch the BBC South East coverage of Tunbridge Wells Flyerz members playing for England at the Euro ParaHockey Championships in August Watch the Club Matters case study film featuring Tunbridge Wells Flyerz: Read this Flyerz feature in The Telegraph to learn more about the tremendous impact Flyerz has on participants, families, volunteers and clubs.