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BREAKING: Sevenoaks Hockey Club to receive £50,000 from Town Council

Sevenoaks Town Council are granting Sevenoaks Hockey Club £50,000, as part of the sale of Raleys Gym in the town centre.

We asked Club Captain, Richard Young, what this means for the club and how it will be spent, he said: “The club is ever increasing. Many of the local community now play hockey and we need to improve our facilities to match that demand. What the, very generous, Sevenoaks Town Council award means, is that we can complete the process of improving Holly Bush Lane’s artificial pitch and pitch side facilities”.

He continued: “We needed to re-lay the artificial surface, the important shock pad primary layer and the match day preparation room. In addition the facility fencing, substitution benches and technical area all needed moving and enhancing. The funds went towards that work in the Summer of 2017. Sevenoaks Sports kindly covered the opening of the improved facility then”.

The new Mayor, Roderick Hogarth, will be presenting the club with an ‘over-sized’ cheque on Sunday 17th June at 3.30pm at their Holly Bush Lane pitch, just after the club’s Junior Scholarship trials.

Sevenoaks Hockey Club first applied for the funding back in 2016, with a lot of the work being done by club member, Chris Parvin. To be rewarded with such a significant investment by the Town Council, it shows that sport is alive and well in Sevenoaks, and that it is also high on the councils agenda.

Well done to all involved at the club.

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