Hockey Ireland Launch ‘Pick up a Stick’

Would your club like to provide adults in your community with an opportunity to try hockey for the first time or to get back into the sport in a fun and friendly environment?

Hockey Ireland is inviting clubs and other community groups to get involved in the ‘Pick up a Stick’ programme.

Funded by Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport programme, the initiative involves running a five or six week programme with a particular focus on one of the following target groups:

Mixed (male and female), Male-only, Female-only

Clubs participating in the Pick Up A Stick programme will receive the following supports:
  • €300 bursary to help support the running of the programme. This could be used to contribute toward pitch hire or coaching fees, equipment or even simply to support a BBQ at the end of the six weeks for all participants.
  • Equipment 
  •  Pick Up A Stick Pack containing coaching plans for sessions
  • Subsidised coaching / umpiring courses for clubs taking part
  • Support from Development Officer team

If your club or community group is interested in applying to run a Pick up a Stick programme, please click here