Fane Valley Support Local Junior Girl’s Hockey
Fane Valley are pleased to announce they will be supporting Armagh Hockey Club’s junior section this season. The local farming co-op have been a supporter to the Orchard club for a few years and this season has decided to assist the junior section to help develop and grow the next generation.
The junior club has a thriving hockey programme, which is coordinated by Christine Russell and Michael Dickson. Over 150 junior girls from all backgrounds and local schools attend the successful Friday night and Saturday morning training at Ardmore Recreation Centre and are put through their paces by several qualified coaches.
“We are delighted to continue our sponsorship with Armagh Hockey Club. By supporting the junior programme we hope we can help contribute to their future development and success. The club and coaches are very dedicated and work extremely hard to deliver a very successful and fun filled junior schedule. It is great to see such large numbers come to training. We would like to wish all teams throughout the club well for this 2015/16 season.” commented; Trevor Lockhart – Fane Valley Chief Executive.
Armagh has a stellar record of producing high quality hockey players in abundance and club stalwart Michael Dickson can recall an interprovincial U18 girl’s team with 7 Armagh starting players and just last season they had 4 representing the Ulster u18s.
“It is fantastic to have a sponsor like Fane Valley invest in our junior programme. We appreciate the support and the belief they have shown in us to drive our club forward. They have really endorsed our programme and their assistance will go along way towards securing new equipment, extra pitch time, coaches, and much more. Our aim is to deliver a high level of coaching to suit all junior players. It’s not all about hockey but fun, friends, enjoyment, fitness and a real sense of local club. We encourage our parents to stay and watch the sessions and through this they also meet other parents and strike up friendships. Fane Valley are very much a people orientated business and they can identify with us.” says; Michael Dickson – Junior Hockey Coordinator