Danielle Parker & Rebecca Brown

Danielle Parker & Rebecca Brown: Halifax Hockey Club Coaches (This Girl Can)

  • No. of hours Delivered per week: 3
  • No. of weeks delivered for: 16
A total of 48 new participants were retained through 6 x 8 week blocks of targeted Sportivate sessions.

“All female sessions are not new to hockey however female sessions are more social and more relaxed especially the Back to Hockey sessions which cater for all abilities and backgrounds.”

“Attending the training courses has increased our awareness of safeguarding especially with the younger participants as we have a duty of care towards them. Being first aiders had actually benefited the club as there are now first aiders at every level of the club so all matches and sessions we are covered.”

“The support we have from Angela (working towards level 2) is amazing she really helps us with drills shows us how to create a fun atmosphere when coaching.
Our advice to get more women active would be just get out there and give something a go – face your fears, if you think you are not fit enough or not good enough then you are wrong, there is an activity for everyone. Go to female only sessions if that’s easier, there are more and more of them!”

“The This Girl Can campaign has made a huge difference as the only coverage women’s sport currently gets is elite / performance level – this gives social sport a platform to be noticed. Linking and promoting these session through the This Girl can campaign helped to attract and retain participants for the sessions.
WYSport have been great – he is always there to answer our emails and work out our CPD needs.”

“Coaching has improved our confidence and actually has spilled over into our work lives, it’s easier to chair meetings and make presentation as our confidence has increased by talking in front of people, especially to grown-up women.”

“As well as engaging new participants through the blocks of Back to Hockey session, participation is being sustained are being sustained as weekly recreational sessions with the opportunity to move across in to the clubs teams.”

Case study provided by West Yorkshire Sport