06 May 2009>
Over 230 children and 32 coaches from schools across the Caerphilly county borough came together recently for a hockey extravaganza.
Pontllanfraith Comprehensive School hosted the event which was organised by Caerphilly county borough council's Sports Development Officers Bev Rogers and Paul Taylor, in partnership with Select Education.
The children were divided up into countries and competed against each other for a prestigious trophy presented by Welsh International Hockey player Dawn Mitchell.
Throughout the day every child had the opportunity to develop their hockey skills and represent their dedicated country, with the help of all 32 coaches deployed by CCBC Sports Development. The event was organised to raise the profile of hockey and recruit for the 5 highly successful clubs currently running throughout the borough including specialist disability clubs.
Cllr. Phil Bevan, Cabinet Member for Education and Leisure said, "It's fantastic to see so many young people come together to develop their Hockey skills. Physical activity is key for our young people to lead a healthy lifestyle and our Sports Development team never fails to deliver first class events across the county borough."
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