We have some more great news! Each year, Sheffield City Councillors have a Ward Pot that they can use to fund community groups, projects or additional services to tackle certain priorities. Our local Labour Councillors, Dawn Dale, Garry Weatherhall, and Peter Price representing the Shiregreen and Brightside Ward in the North East Area have gifted funds to Sheffield Wildcats Roller Hockey Club to support them in their continuing project of teaching local school children to roller skate and coaching them in the sport of Roller Hockey.
We’d like to raise a further and special thanks to Tom Hughes of Activity Sheffield who tirelessly helped us to secure the funding. His valued time and the councils fine generosity has enabled us to purchase new team kit which will also proudly show the Sheffield City Council logo. And as if that wasn’t enough we are also able to fund an academy day at the Concord in the near future. Our last academy day was a huge success and saw novice players from Middlesborough joining in the fun filled action. Watch this space for further information on the academy day, it should be a good one!
Lastly a huge further thank you to Councillors Dawn Dale and Gary Weatherall (pictured with Keith and the kids) for coming down to the Concord to see our talented kids being put through their paces at training last night. Our club has grown very quickly over the last twelve months and your interest and help in our development is going to be put to great use. You’re welcome back down anytime!
The Wildcats coaches would like to say a big thank you to all the kids and parents who came down and supported us earlier today. Both sessions were a massive success and it was wonderful to see so many new happy faces learning to skate for the first time!
To all the new kids and parents please feel free to come down and join the main action on a Wednesday evening. Sessions run from 18:30 to 20:00 at the Concord Sports Centre in the same hall as today. Please take a moment to register with us first so we can prepare for your child’s participation. If you have any further questions then please get in touch via the website or Facebook.
Thanks again everyone, we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.
Due to us holding the Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun daytime sessions today there will be no training tonight. Normal service to our Wednesday night sessions will resume next week and continue throughout the summer.
If you’re child is taking part in the training groups today please make sure they bring their Passports! The morning 2 hour session starts at 10:30am and the afternoon 2 hour session starts at 13:30.
For all those booked on a session we’ll see you later today! Make sure you bring all your normal kit if you’re a regular!
We’re excited to announce we are fully booked for both morning and afternoon sessions at the Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun. Thanks too everyone who’s shown interest and for all those that have booked, we’re looking forward to seeing you all next week! Remember to bring those passports.
We are thrilled to announce we are holding a day of Roller Hockey activities for this summers Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun on the 27th July. The day offers two opportunities, a morning and afternoon session to come along and brush up on your skills or try Roller Hockey for the first time. All are welcome but book your place fast!
There are over 50 activities planned for the summer festival including a treasure hunt and activities at Hallam University, woodland fun, roller hockey, music, climbing and high ropes, archery, canoeing and kayaking, martial arts, science, dance, drama, gaming and a special trail around Sheffield linked to the Herd of Sheffield. They are for children aged four to five years upwards, and some are aimed at families taking part together, as well as children with SEN.
The activities will be FREE to Sheffield children who have a CU Passport to Learning. Not got yours yet? Don’t panic – you can buy one from Sheffield libraries or us for just £2 each for Festival of Fun and then use it at Learning Destinations across the city when summer activities have ended! You must have a CU Passport to participate in all activities in the Festival of Fun.
CU Festival of Fun 2016 will kick off with a fantastic launch event in the Winter Garden on Saturday 16th July 2016, 10am-4pm. Families will be able to have a go at some fabulous FREE activities and there will also be a market place of Learning Destinations armed with all the info you’ll need to plan your summer activities – school holidays sorted!
Sign up soon if you haven’t already and we’ll see you all on the 27th July! Make sure you check out the other activities on offer too! There’s no excuse to be bored this summer!
Thanks to everyone who came along to our first Roller Hockey Fun Day earlier today! We hope you all had as much fun as we did! We also need to say a special thanks to NRHA President Keith Allen who made a special trip to see how our Get Active sessions are progressing and offer some words of encouragement to our kids. AND of course a massive thank you to the kids from Middlesbrough and Manchester, we hope to return the favour one day and visit you guys. Keep practising everyone and we hope to see you tomorrow at the Concord to cheer on the senior team.
June is rapidly approaching and our Get Active kids are raring to play some games! So to celebrate the success of our lottery funded roller hockey introduction sessions we have arranged for some roller hockey teams in the local area to come down and join in on our festival of roller hockey weekend. So on the 4th June we hope all our kids can come on down to the Concord with their kit and show us what they’ve got! The Fun Day starts at 11am and finishes at 4pm so get there a little earlier so we start right on time.
If that wasn’t enough the day after the senior team host their home tournament at the Concord so we need as much support as possible! Then after the games finish we have a roller disco to enjoy. So make sure you bring your skates, tell your friends to bring theirs and come and join the celebration!
Make sure you all come down on Wednesday for an entire session of games to get ourselves ready for the 4th June!