Monkeys in training

Matlock Monkeys Junior hockey swing back into action next week with sessions available for all ages and abilities.

Beginners sessions for primary school aged children take place at Arc Leisure after school on Mondays from 4-5pm, starting on September 8.

Sticks and balls are provided so players are asked to along in trainers and shin pads, if you have them, to join in inside in the main hall, costing £4 per session.

Outdoor sessions take place at Wirksworth Leisure Centre on the AstroTurf pitches on Thursday evenings, 6-7pm for years three, four and five and 7-8pm for years six and seven.

They start on September 11 with skills challenge sessions and wthe club will also be holding a registration session that evening to book and pay for up to half-term.

There is then an opportunity to play in tournaments held on Sundays, once a month, across the district.

There is more information on the website www.matlockhockey.co.uk or by contacting head coach Helen Greer 07812 780520.