Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Farnham Community Games Day

The recent Bank Holiday saw the fifth Farnham Community Games.  First started in 2012 as part of the Governments sports heritage initiative following the Olympic Games, the Community Games are designed to show case all the local sports clubs, teams, and opportunities available.
Some 30 different clubs attended the event ranging from Rugby to Basketball, swimming to sailing and, of course, Roller Hockey.  Following recent years of torrential rain, the good Bank Holiday weather brought out over 2,000 visitors.  Starting at midday and running through to 4pm we saw a steady stream of families coming over to have a go at skating, many for the first time.  It was great to see so many boys, girls, and the odd parent, on skates.  Club members were on hand to show everyone how it was done and to pick up the odd faller!
Hopefully, the interest shown on Bank Holiday Monday will translate into new players, but it was also great to remind everyone that there is still Roller Hockey being played in Farnham.  We even made the local paper with a photograph of some of our players at the start of the day.  Picture reproduced by kind permission of the Farnham Herald.
A big thank you to the NRHA who allowed us to borrow the skates from the new Schools Initiative Programme which allowed us to give so many people a change at skating.

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