Photo gallery: Norwich Dragons Hockey Club enjoy Great Britain’s grudge match win over Argentina

Great Britain's Olympic grudge match win over Argentina was watched by an enthusiastic crowd at Norwich's very own Hockey House last night.

Norwich Dragons Hockey Club is one of just 35 around the country to have been selected, and will be hosting a number of hockey-themed events at their Hall Road home.

Throughout the Olympics, each Great Britain match will be screened at the Goals pavilion, which has been decked out with British bunting, life-size cut-outs of the team, hockey inflatables and GB hockey giveaway goodies.

Around 40 fans turned out to watch Great Britain's win 4-1 over Argentina, with the youngest spectator just four years old.

After the match, two teams took to the pitch at the TCH Dragons' Den, with some players who were trying the sport for the first time – including non-playing club president Mike Hardy.


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He said: 'It has been a great evening of hockey at the Den. As a club we are proud to have been chosen by England Hockey to host one of their official GB Hockey Houses.'

To run alongside the Hockey House initiative, the club is also laying on events for a variety of ages, including the 'Give it a go' initiative.

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Mr Hardy added: 'We are keen to encourage as many people to come along as possible to watch and cheer on the GB Hockey teams and then get involved on the pitch to give it a go.'

Coaching and matches for youngsters are being held today at 2.30pm and on Thursday at 1.30pm, while there will be taster or refresher sessions for ladies at noon on Saturday, and for men at 4pm on Sunday.

To find out more, see www.norwichdragonshc.co.uk or www.hockeynation.info

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