West Warrnambool Primary School grade 4 pupils with Hockey Victoria coach Beth Sproal. West Warrnambool Primary School pupils Mitchell Annett, 9, and Michaela Rhyne, 8, get some pointers from Hockey Victoria travelling coach Taylah Brennan.
Nanjing Night Net

A HOCKEY roadshow will continue to roll around the south-west this week as the sport is introduced to primary school pupils.

The Hockey Victoria tour has already stopped by St Joseph’s, Warrnambool, Warrnambool West and Koroit and District primary schools and will visit Warrnambool East today.

Travelling coach Taylah Brennan, who plays for Victoria’s under 21 women’s side, said the roadshow was about encouraging youngsters to pick up a hockey stick and have fun.

“We’ve been teaching the kids how to push and trap and how to dribble,” Brennan said.

“Then we play mini games at the end.”

To close the sessions, Brennan has been asking the pupils to put up their hands if they enjoyed the program.

So far she has witnessed a 100 per cent satisfaction rate.

“From what we can tell the kids are really enjoying it,” Brennan said.

“They’ve all had a lot of fun and we have seen a lot of talent as well.”

Players who want to pursue the sport can join the Hook Into Hockey program at Warrnambool District Hockey Association.

The tour wraps up tomorrow at Woodford and Merrivale.

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