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Money Seized From Criminal Activity Helps Club to Develop Family Taster Days

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall will be joining Carlisle Hockey club’s training  on Wednesday 5th February 6.30pm to see first-hand how equipment purchased from the Property Fund is being put to good use. The property fund re-invests money seized from criminal activity and distributes it into local projects, aimed at providing activities that help to reduce crime in communities across Cumbria.

Carlisle Hockey Club have recently been awarded a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund to buy new training equipment, such as mats, targets, balls and protection masks. Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall comments: “It is important to channel people’s energy into sport in a controlled manner, following set rules and regulations, as this helps them to develop respect, discipline and healthy life choices. 

“The fund has supported the club in setting up Hockeyfest, an out of season programme offering free taster sessions, a variety of games, music and food during the summer months.

“The club are also developing their ‘Pitch Up and Play’ family days aimed at attracting families to the club and promoting the importance of doing activities as a family and spending more time together. The inclusivity that various mixed teams offer, from junior age groups up to senior level, means that the club offers something for all the family.

“Carlisle hockey club offers local people the chance to be part of a team and develop the core values such as respect, discipline and sportsmanship, all qualities that help communities to become strong and work together.

Gary Tupper Carlisle Hockey Club coach comments: “The club is going from strength to strength and we always welcome new players to join our growing and developing club, irrelevant of background or area of Carlisle in which they live.

“This summer, with help from the Commissioner’s Property fund, we are running Hockeyfest, an out of season hockey programme for all ages. We are also developing our family free taster events aimed at encouraging all family members to be involved in active, outdoor, healthy activity.

“By regularly attending training and being part of a team, we believe young players develop respect for each other, appreciate our volunteers and build friendships within the community.”


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