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Bradford gear up for new hockey campaign
Bradford Hockey Club are holding an open fun day on Sunday to kick-start their season.
The event at Bradford Girls’ Grammar School (2-6pm) is part of the Harvester National Club Weekend and is backed by the England Hockey Board.
It will include a mini-tournament for primary schools, coaching sessions, fun challenges, goodie bags, refreshments and a barbecue.
At senior level, the club are adding a men’s fourth team to offer more competition for members.
Named the most improved club in Yorkshire in 2011-12, Bradford made further strides last season.
The men’s Yorkshire League first team finished fourth in the Premier Division and the second team lost just once in securing the Division Five North title. The third team retained their place in Division Six North despite finishing bottom.
Some of the senior players in the latter side could well be under pressure for their places from the development team.
Meanwhile, the women’s teams reaped the benefit of consistent coaching and will be hoping for improved displays this coming season.