In a ground breaking development in sports education in Britain, the Okanagan Hockey School Europe (OHSE), a division of the Okanagan Hockey School Ltd. (OHSL) in British Columbia, Canada, has launched a new hockey school in Swindon.
It means for the first time that young British ice hockey players will have the opportunity to hone their skills on the ice and in the gym with professional coaches, whilst attending secondary school and college in Swindon.
Ahead of Okanagan Hockey Academy opening in the UK, OHA are delighted to confirm the dates of the first Try-Out camp to be held at the Link Centre, Swindon over the weekend of Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May.
The weekend is open to any player in the age range above interested in attending the Academy starting in September 2012. In order to be admitted to the academy applicants need to be born between 1997 – 2000 inclusive.
The weekend will include four on ice sessions, off ice fitness testing, video analysis and a visit to Lydiard Park Academy for a tour of the educational facilities.
Pictured right, announcing Okanagan in Swindon in April, from left, Markus Houben, managing director of Okanagan Hockey School, Europe, Clive Zimmerman, headteacher, Lydiard Park Academy, Andy Oakes, president of Okanagan Hockey School, British Columbia, Steve Nell, manager, Okanagan Hockey School in Swindon and general manager, Swindon Wildcats,
Camp Introduction 11.30pm – 12.00pm
On-ice 12.45pm – 1.45pm
Off-ice Circuit 2.15pm – 3pm
School Visit 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Meet the OHA Team 7.30pm
Off-ice Warm up 10.15am
Fitness Test 10.30am – 11.45am
On-ice 12.30pm – 2pm
Classroom – 3pm – 4pm
On-ice 5pm – 6.15pm
Closing Meeting for PLAYERS/PARENTS
To book a space at the weekend, contact the General Manager Steve Nell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07771 863674. For more details see the Okanagan Hockey Academy website at www.hockeyschools.co.uk or simply click the image below.
Pictured: from left, Clive Harding, PE and sport academy leader, Lydiard Park Academy, Markus Houben, managing director of Okanagan Hockey School, Europe, Clive Zimmerman, headteacher, Lydiard Park Academy, Andy Oakes, president of Okanagan Hockey School, British Columbia, Steve Nell, general manager, Swindon Wildcats, Christian Dobbs, assistant headteacher and director of sport, Lydiard Park Academy
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