This Tuesday the 16th we launched the 2021 hockey season with some extra very exciting news.
JAMES going to okanagan
We are thrilled to announce that this year James Hartley has been offered a place at the Okanagan
Hockey School to develop his skills in hockey, mental training, personal and team development, and
continue his education at their partner schools for his GCSEs.
This is impressive enough, but James also negotiated his own sponsorship with the Seafish Chandlery Board. This sponsorship will fund all of the hockey costs and goes a long way toward the whole cost of this incredible opportunity.
He will join his former team mate Malachi Budd who is also attending Okanagan while studying for his A- Levels.
James aspires to become a professional hockey player, and this is a key step in achieving that dream; we couldn’t be more proud of him, although we will of course miss him in our league.
We also showed off the new shirt designs for 2021 sponsored by Seafish Chandlery for the four youth leagues, and Fortuna sponsoring the new senior and dek leagues.
The evening culminated with 5 games across the various leagues, with hotly contested matches, and a jubilant crowd cheering everyone on. It was especially nice to see the crowd stay and cheer on some games!
thank you all
The hockey season would not be possible without the dedication of players, parents, partners, and supporters – so a heartfelt thank you to all those people, and also our other sponsors: Byron for our national shirts, G&K Services, Shorty’s Diner, Sure, Energise Group, Tonedog, Nigel Bishop (NCB solutions), and a sincere thanks to Val Ellis on behalf of her and Cyril for continuing to generously support the club for so many years.
Website is Ready to go
All fixtures and teams for the 2021 season are on the club notice boards in the Leisure centre and of course here on the website.