On the 19th of August Clwb Hoci Pwllheli (Pwllheli Hockey Club) based in North Wales are taking part in a huge physical challenge in order to raise £1000 towards a new astro turf that is desperately needed within the community.
The Big Dribble will set to take place along the Lleyn Coastal Path and is a grueling 20 mile walk. This isn’t just any 20 mile walk, but one where participants will be dribbling a ball the whole time. Just look at that distance! Incredible effort.
The pitch at Pwllheli, which is part of the football and rugby community, has officially ‘died’ according to chair Eleri Jones. The pitch has experienced draining problems for years, but it’s just one season too much for the girls in North Wales as they are faced with having to give up the sport entirely if they’re not able to find funding.
They are currently working with Hockey Wales however they need a significant amount of money to put into the pot in order to save the pitch.
Pwllheli Hockey Club play in North Wales Division 1, and have experienced years of success after cementing their position as one of North Wales’ most prolific teams. Drenched in history, the club was one of the founding members of the North Wales league, and have always been one of the most challenging teams in the area.
Their junior set up is second to none, with a strong foundation of talent from the local community that feed the ladies’ team, but also are part of the North Wales development infrastructure, enabling them to play for Wales. Many young stars are supported through Pwllheli, therefore it would be a crying shame if they weren’t able to raise money in order to save the pitch, that offer so much to the community as a whole.
For more information, head on over to their JustGiving Page here:
We’re known as a ‘family’ here in hockey, and families support each other in times of need, don’t they?