Tucked away in the southern mountains of Eryri is a hockey club ensuring everyone in their community can enjoy sport for life.
Dysynni Hockey Club are a fine example of a sports club adapting sport to suit the needs of its members.
As you’d expect, they have a senior team as well as a junior section. But it’s not all about the competition and the kids.
Find out the different ways Dysynni are getting people involved with hockey.
When you start to slow down, Dysynni slow down the hockey for you. On a Monday, the club start the week off the right way with a bit of light exercise in the form of walking hockey.
Among the players is a 70-year-old with two new knees and an ex-rugby player with a hip replacement. It’s even given the opportunity for mums to share the pitch with their sons, too.
Former players and the parents of junior members at the club have also been picking up the hockey sticks and giving the sport a try. Two of those dads have now joined the committee with another getting stuck into coaching the juniors. Players and volunteers – win, win!
There’s been so much demand, there are plans to create another walking hockey session for women to give those who prefer to play in that environment the opportunity to play.