The Sheffield Steelkings Para Ice Hockey club is launching an initiative to get more youngsters playing the sport.
Teaming up with Hallam FM's 'Cash for Kids' program the club will be running a Learn to Sledge session on October 13 to look for the next generation of para ice hockey players.
“We’re looking for 14–18-year-olds in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire who would love this sport and who would be interested in taking part in this free learn to sledge session,” said Mike Rhodes, Sheffield Steelkings Secretary.
“We will also be looking to raise money to allow us to start to build an official junior program here in Sheffield. Kids are the future of any sport, and ours is no different.
“To support our Cash for Kids fundraising, we are also bringing back our Halloween inter-squad exhibition game on October 7. The game will be held at IceSheffield and admission is free.
“The money raised will be vital in helping to create a dedicated space for your people to get on the ice, learn new skills, and join the Steelkings family in the future.”
The Sheffield Steelkings firmly believes in the unifying power of sport, and that everyone, regardless of background or circumstances should have the opportunities to participate in exercise.
Current players have amputations, paraplegia, spina bifida and cerebral palsy as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions, which sometimes mean mainstream sports are not always possible.
So, if you know someone with a lower-body disability or impairment, (especially those between 14-18), or you think para ice hockey is a sport you would like to play, email firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about the sport and to get involved go to www.paraicehockey.co.uk