The Big DribbleBy Reading Hockey Club • May 9th, 2012 • Category: About Hockey, Events, Home Page, News
It is hockey’s equivalent to the torch relay and Reading was the penultimate stop-over on the route which started in Edinburgh on April 15 and took in 40 venues before ending in Trafalgar Square on May 2.
The dribble, around a specially constructed 100m course, was led off by Sir John Madejski, who was still on a high following his club’s promotion to the Premier League, and international rowers Katherine Grainger and Debbie Flood, who have won a handful of Olympics medals between them.
Among those from the club who supported the event were young players Alice Freeman, Livy Page, Ellle Rayer, Charlotte Daly and Grace Lawes, along with a number of senior representatives.
Preparations for the Test event at the London Olympic venue prevented any of Reading’s internationals attending, but several have given their support at other venues. A Big Dribble organiser said that Alex Danson had helped Southampton to be one of the most successful of all the roadshows.