Fremantle Hockey Club makes generous play with donation to Cockburn Toy Library

Vice President Fremantle Hockey Club Matt Allen with Oumou Bah and her daughter Samara Chentelat (2.5 y old) having a play with the hockey gear. Picture: Marie Nirme
Vice President Fremantle Hockey Club Matt Allen with Oumou Bah and her daughter Samara Chentelat (2.5 y old) having a play with the hockey gear. Picture: Marie Nirme

A NEW generation of children could soon get hooked on a new sport after the Fremantle Hockey Club donated a pair of equipment packs to the Cockburn Toy Library.

The packs were donated to celebrate National Hockey Week. They included two hockey sticks, two balls and a pop-up goal, the same equipment the club supplies to its young Hook in2 Hockey players.

Fremantle Hockey Club men’s vice-president Matt Allen said they hoped the equipment would introduce Cockburn’s youth to the sport before the club moved to South Lake in 2019.

“Essentially, we want to get sticks in to the hands of kids who are not currently part of the hockey family and give them a chance to try the game at home,” he said.

Cockburn Toy Library president Lynne Peterson said they were delighted to receive the equipment.

“While the Toy Library has a good range of toys, puzzles, games, dress-ups and outdoor play items, it currently doesn’t have much sport equipment, so this donation will be a real asset,” she said.

Cockburn Toy Library is at 219 Winterfold Road, Coolbellup.

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