The Warm and Welcoming Community of Flyerz Hockey – Safeguarding Matters

Flyerz Hockey Tumbridge Wells

Flyerz Hockey – A warm and safe environment where everyone can smile, be happy and benefit.

In this episode of Safeguarding Matters, Nicola talks to Francis Bridgeman, the head of Tunbridge Wells Flyerz.

This is a hockey club for people with physical or learning disabilities or difficulties. Francis first launched the club in 2017. Five or six people turned up to the first session. Now the club has around 25 members, and the whole thing feels like a close-knit family.

Francis reflects on the club’s history, and talks about the challenges of keeping things going during lockdown. His methods include Basil Brush, The Spice Girls, and “housework workouts.”

“Flyerz hockey is just such fun ,” says Francis. “Once you get involved, I would challenge anyone not to get passionate about it.”

We agree! This podcast will probably make you want to join your nearest hockey club!

Listen below:

Watch a short clip about Tunbridge Wells Flyerz on BBC News below: