Women are being encouraged to take up hockey.

A six-week Back to Hockey programme is being run by Phoenix Hockey Club in Braintree every Tuesday from 7pm until 8pm.

There is no committment to ongoing club membership, regular training or competition schedules.

Beverley Blackburn, England Hockey’s Participation Manager and hockey coach of seven years, said: “Back to Hockey sessions welcome all abilities and provide a superb opportunity to get involved in the sport locally in a format that suits women’s busy lives.”

Visit: www.englandhockey.co.uk/backtohockey