LUCTON School helped launch the opening of the new hockey pitch at Bridge Street Sports Centre in Leominster,

The new pitch – created with the help of £248,000 National Lottery Funding – will be a catalyst for attracting and training new players, as well as enticing players who haven't picked up a hockey stick for a number of years.

"Hockey made the headlines last year when the women’s hockey team enjoyed an historic victory in Rio and interest has surged as a result," said Halo partnership manager Alex Haines.

“The pitch will also give footballers the perfect pitch to play on in future years.”