CITY of York Hockey Club are holding their annual club day on Sunday to launch the new season.

England and Great Britain star Sam Ward - part of the England team that reached the Euro Championship semi-finals this month - will be calling in, as part of his roadtrip promoting the sport.

There will also be stalls, a barbecue, sideshows and hockey games, plus space hopper hockey contests and fastest drag flicks and strikes competitions.

The event is at the club's home ground of the Huntington School Astroturf pitch. Junior sessions are from 10am to noon and cost £3, and senior sessions are from noon to 4pm and cost £5.