Ladies flock to Hatch End Hawks taster session in Little Gaddesden

There was an impressive turnout for Hatch End Hawks’ free taster session hosted by Nik Roberts of English Lacrosse.

More than 25 ladies laced up their trainers and gave lacrosse a try, either for the first time or after years away from the sport.

Sports reporter Adam Hull joined the Hatch End Hawks for a taster lacrosse session

Sports reporter Adam Hull joined the Hatch End Hawks for a taster lacrosse session

The Cow Roast-based Hawks have recently been awarded High Performance Club status - which gives them the opportunity to encourage new players to get involved; especially those who haven’t picked up a lacrosse stick in years, if ever at all.

“Lacrosse is a really great sport - it’s fast and competitive, but lots of fun, “ said Hawks’ veteran goalkeeper and Little Gaddesden resident Briony Sutcliffe.

“It really doesn’t matter if people have never played before, or not since they were in school uniform.

“Hatch End Hawks has a friendly and active veterans’ section, and the only way that people will find out if it’s a sport for them is by having a go!”

Pupils from Little Gaddesden Primary School were also treated to a free mini-lacrosse taster session organised by the Hawks.

The school is now going to follow up with a six-week introductory course for Years 5 and 6, as well as an after school club.

The Hawks are also going to be running a four-week refresher course for adults in the summer.

For details of future sessions, email hatchendhawks@gmail.com