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Witney Hockey players selected into Hockey for Heroes as it announces upcoming endurance challenge


We’re delighted to announce that Ladies 1s’ players Emily Dove and Chloe Williams have been selected into Hockey for Heroes, and will take part in its greatest challenge yet.

‘Operation Last Post’ will see Chloe, Emily and other team members playing 54 games of hockey and taking on 457 kilometres of endurance challenges in nine days between May 26 and June 3, 2023 to raise £100,000 for Help for Heroes.

The nine-day tour will see Hockey for Heroes men's and women's squads compete against hockey clubs in eight locations, starting in Ben Rhydding, Yorkshire and finishing in Portsmouth, Hampshire. The squads will also take on various endurance and military challenges over 457 kilometres, which will include rowing, swimming, running a half marathon, a weighted speed march and a stretcher-carry march.

The 457 figure has been chosen to recognise the 457 British service personnel killed during the war in Afghanistan, in acknowledgement of their ultimate sacrifice. The objective is to allocate each kilometre to every individual fallen hero from this conflict in remembrance.

Hockey for Heroes has set this challenge to raise vital funds and awareness of Help for Heroes, the charity that supports British military personnel and their families to live well after service.

Congratulations to Emily and Chloe, and we look forward to following their progression with Hockey For Heroes.

For the latest news and updates on Operation Last Post, follow Hockey for Heroes on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, or follow the hashtag #OpLastPost.



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