Sports people lead the way in encouraging more young children to stay active

Sam Quek
Sam Quek

British gold medallist Sam Quek surprises hockey club

Over a quarter of children have sports role models, according to new research by Sun-Pat Peanut Butter. The research reveals that 9 out of 10 adults who played sport as a child encourage their children to be active now, with 65% of adults who didn’t play sport as a child saying they still encourage their child to play sport now.

23% of adults had a sporting role model as a child and 87% of them were active throughout their childhood, and taking a lead from their parents, over a quarter of children (26%) today have a sporting role model.

The research also found that over half a million children want to be a hockey player when they grow up. “When I grow up, I just want to be like Sam Quek,” exclaims one of the girls after playing alongside British Gold medallist for Hockey, Sam Quek who is giving young children a chance to learn hockey skills and see her in action.

Sam is offering young hockey enthusiasts a chance to fuel up and stay active during the Easter holidays. Children aged 6-13 year old can enter for a chance to win a free hockey lesson.

With the research showing that 61% of Brits struggle to find activities to entertain their child during the Easter school holidays, enjoying a game of hockey with Sam Quek could be the perfect solution.

Hockey classes will be taking place in five locations nationwide during the Easter holidays:

Monday 10thApril, 11am – 12:30pm Spencer Hockey Club, London

Monday 10th April, 7pm-8pm Bristol & West Hockey Club, Bristol

Tuesday 11th April, 4pm – 5:30pm Bowdon Hockey Club, Manchester

Thursday 13th April, 10am–11:30pm Whitley Bay & Tynemouth Hockey Club, Newcastle

Thursday 13th April, 4pm – 5:30pm Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western Hockey Club, Glasgow