On the 26th May 2018, Hockey for Heroes will commence their first ever ladies operation starting at the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow and finishing on the 2nd of July at Canterbury Hockey Club, all in aid of Help for Heroes.
#OpEndure will involve the ladies team traveling across the UK taking part in 8 military challenges and playing 28 hockey games over the course of an 8 day period.
The team will start their tour in Glasgow on the 26th May and will finish on the 2nd June at Canterbury.
The final day will include hockey games along with a family fun day featuring various activities including a bouncy castle, inflatable pitch racers and many other family themed activities.
Throughout the tour the squad of 25 will start the day with a physical exercise set by a military instructor including log races, assault courses, interval runs and other physical challenges that will push the ladies to their physical and mental limits .
Following the physical challenges the squad will play up to 4 games of hockey each day against teams from across the armed forces and local clubs.
‘’In May 2018 we embark on our first ever Hockey For Heroes Ladies Tour. Operation Endure, a full on, 8 day endurance event incorporating 3/4 games of hockey a day. The name of the task is very much reflective of what the ladies are going to go through. Each day there will be a military endurance task from Log Races to weighted speed marches similar to that of the Royal Marines and The Parachute Regiment. The Girls are going to go through some serious physical and mental pain barriers during the execution of Operation Endure.” Says Joel Forrester, Hockey for Heroes CEO.
Clubs and teams taking part in #OpEndure:
Friday 25th May - Uddingston Hockey, Uddingston
18.30 Uddingston HC
20.00 Hill Head H
Sunday 27th May - Leeds HC
Clock Race 1.5 mile, 50 sit ups, 21 push ups
14:00 Ben Rhydding
15:30 Leeds HC
Saturday 26th May - Wildcats HC, Glasgow
5 Mile Speed March with 36lbs
09.00 Women Select
12.00 Women Select 2
15.00 Women Select 3
Tuesday 29th May - Bowdon HC, Manchester
Weighted Clock Race
15.00 Bowden Development
16.30 Bowden U18’s
19.00 Bowdon Ladies
Monday 28th May - Leicester HC
11.00 Loughborough University
12.30 Stourport HC
14.00 Beeston HC
15.30 Leicester HC
Thursday 31st May - Reading HC
15.30 Reading Uni
17.00 Sonning HC
19.00 Reading HC
Wednesday 30th May - Old Silhillians, Solihull
10 Mile Run in 2.5hrs
16.00 Military Medical Corp
17.30 Sutton All Stars in Olympians
19.00 University of Birmingham HC
Saturday 2nd June - Canterbury HC
Military PT Session
11.00 Maidstone HC
14.00 Folkestone HC
15.30 Maidstone HC
1.30 Canterbury HC
Friday 1st June - Guildford HC
15.30 Military Team
18.00 Guildford HC