Juniors

Every Sunday at 5pm

Seniors

Every Sunday at 6.30pm

Venue

Farnham Sport Centre

Dogflud Way

Farnham

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New members always welcome

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Contact Adam on 07979 505878



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Have you just got your first pair of roller skates and want to learn to skate, or do you enjoy roller skating and want more excitement.

Then come to Farnham Roller Hockey Club - new members of all ages always welcome.

We have beginner's sessions at 5pm on Sundays, and for the more experienced skaters and players from 6.30pm on Sundays.

The 5pm session is aimed at 7 to 14 year olds. You will learn to skate, enjoy playing different games on skates such as bulldog, also learn the skills to play roller hockey and finish each session with a game.

The 6.30pm session is for the more experienced youngsters and for adults.

A bit of history ...

Rink Hockey, or Roller Hockey originated in England and was first played at The Lava Rink in Denmark Hill, London, in 1885. The game consisted of 10 men on each side, and was first played with a tennis ball and with ordinary walking sticks. Players use quad skates and excessive physical contact is forbidden.

The National Roller Hockey Association was established in 1896 making it one of the oldest sports with a recognised association. The first World Championships were held in Ilford, Essex, in 1914, though with only one ‘foreign’ team from Ireland.

The game enjoyed great popularity in this country in the 20's and 30's. Roller Skating was one of the nation's leading pastimes and nearly every town had its rink and in turn its hockey team. As Roller Skating grew and flourished across Europe, England was a leader in the sport and in 1924 played a leading role in the formation of the “Federation Internationale de Roller Skating (F.I.R.S.)" whose headquarters were in Switzerland. The other Members were Germany, France and Switzerland. Two years later the first 'official' European Championship was held at Herne Bay.

England dominated the early European and later, World Championships, taking every title up to the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. After the war, Portugal. Italy and Spain emerged as the new powers in the sport, with England only a shadow of her former self. In the late 60's and early 70's, the sport went going from strength to strength in other parts of the world, particularly in Latin Europe and Latin America.

Roller Hockey was a demonstration sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Here in England Roller Hockey remains a minority sport though there are areas where the sport is very popular such as Herne Bay and with many clubs in East Anglia.

The Farnham Roller Hockey Club was formed in 1975 and has been part of the Southern and South Eastern regions of the sport. The club has also played at National level and has taken part in tournaments in Europe.

Players from the club have represented England in European and World Championships.

We currently run junior and senior teams for everyone of all ages.


Links

Farnham Rollerhockey FRHC Club Facebook

South East Region SECRHA Facebook

England Rink Hockey England Facebook

England Youth Ladies Youth Ladies Facebook

Farnham Club Members FRHC Members

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Tribute to Chris Article about Chris

Seniors ND1 Plymouth Match report for Seniors ND1

Rink Hockey Rules The Rules of Rink Roller Hockey

Technical Rules The Technical Rules

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Farnham is in Surrey on the border of Hampshire, and is near to Guildford, Godalming, Aldershot, Alton, Bordon, Camberley, Haslemere and Farnbororough. Contact us to learn to skate, play roller hockey, other skating games and find out about local roller discos run by discoskate.


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