Access Sport partnered with Waltham Forest Hockey Club to create the first fully disability inclusive hockey section in England in 2012 (“Forest Flyerz”). Forest Flyerz inspired other clubs to introduce Flyerz Hockey and, with our support, there are now more than 50 Flyerz sections across Great Britain, delivering inclusive hockey to over 2500 participants, with more coming onboard each year.

Our mission is to support each and every hockey club to be disability inclusive and to change the sport of hockey for good so that everyone has the opportunity to play in a fun, inclusive and accessible environment.

We know first-hand the positive impact that inclusive sporting opportunities can have on players and their families:

  • 74% of Flyerz parents and carers say that Flyerz has made their child less socially-isolated
  • 87% say that Flyerz has had a positive impact on their child’s mental well-being
  • And 90% say that Flyerz had had a positive impact on their self-confidence

We support hockey clubs to establish and launch their own Flyerz section, providing them with the tools and resources they need to become truly inclusive of disabled children and young people. We provide access to funding, upskill coaches and volunteers through our Disability Inclusion Training and connect our clubs with Flyerz specialists across the country to share knowledge and experience across our Inclusive Club Network.

We also work directly with National Governing Bodies to promote sustainable and long-term change within hockey, supported by England Hockey, Hockey Wales and Sport England.

To learn more about the support we can offer and to start your club’s Flyerz section today, or to get involved as a player, parent, carer or volunteer, please contact:
[email protected].