We’re excited to say that the brilliant crew from BBC super show Blue Peter are coming to film and take part in one of our sessions to see what Rink Hockey is all about. Their presenters Lindsey and Richie will be strapping on their skates and giving it their best. So we need a big crowd to cheer them on! We’re thrilled to be asking if anyone would like to be a part of the day and cheer on the teams then you can pre-register your involvement in the day by emailing Kelly Thomas who will be able to collect your details and give you the info we have of the day.
Filming takes place this Saturday, 2nd November, at Ponds Forge sports centre in their main hall. We are asking our supporters to arrive around midday so we can arrange games featuring the presenters shortly after. To be eligible you must be 15 or under and each child must be accompanied by a responsible adult who can sign a release form on their child’s behalf. Oh and you MUST bring your biggest cheering voice too!
Send your emails to our club secretary, Kelly Thomas and she will be a able to pass on further details before you arrive.
You can also message us on our Facebook page too. Please share the post so we can reach out to as many people as possible.
We all hope to see you there for what is going to be a fantastic day!
To get us all in the Christmas spirit we’re dusting off our favourite wooly jumpers and elf costumes for a family skate party. Everyone is invited so come and bring everyone you know, family and friends to celebrate another great year with the club. Save your shopping for another day and come along for some seasonal skating fun.
We will also be drawing our Christmas raffle at the party so it’s going to be a very lucky day for some people! Prices are £5 per skater and £1 per raffle ticket! We have loads to sell and all proceeds go back into our club. So please make it a Christmas for us all to remember!
As the new season starts we have extremely exciting news to share. Our very own Chairman, Keith Whitton, has been selected by Lucozade Sport and the Independent Newspaper to be represented on their Movers List for 2019/20. This is a list of 50 amazing people in sport, selflessly giving their time up around the UK to grow the sports they love. Keith is not only our club chairman but also oversees youth coaching, recruitment of new players of all ages and is integral to all our crucial fund raising.
We’re so pleased that Keith’s hard work in the local area and nationally with the sport has been recognised. His tireless endeavour to get children in the Sheffield area skating and playing Rink Hockey is a shining light for our sport and helps grow the Wildcats to the great inclusive club it is today. We are still at the very start of our journey and without Keith’s experience and forward thinking we wouldn’t be where we are today. As a club we are so proud of his achievements and he deserves all the recognition he’s now receiving.
Earlier this summer Keith was also awarded a lifetime membership to our national body the NRHA for recognition of his 50 years of involvement in Rink Hockey. This in itself is a just and wonderful accolade to have. So 2019 has been a brilliant year for Keith and all the Wildcats family. We can’t wait to see what 2020 brings.
Please make sure you check out this years #MoversList for Keith’s story and the rest of the 50 wonderful people working to make sport accessible and successful in our country. Congratulations to everyone involved and of course to @LucozadeSport and the Independent for bring all their wonderful stories to a national audience.
You can read Keith’s story and all the others featured here
We are very pleased to announce that we are opening our doors once again for this years Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun. If Rink Hockey or Roller Skating is something you think your child would like to try then please register. Registration for this event is now OPEN.
We are an official learning destination for the SCU and have had great success with the organisation in the promotion of rink hockey in Sheffield. Our sessions are gong to be held at our home, Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield on Saturday 3rd August at 10:30>12:30 and 13:30>15:30. We will process all registrations as quickly as possible and give you confirmation one we close enquiries.
If you need any further information about our club, rink hockey or the SCU then please email our club secretary, Kelly Thomas who will be able to help all requests.
We’re excited to announce tickets for our Easter raffle are now available to buy! The draw will be made on the 24th April so please make sure you get yours quickly. Each ticket is £1 and proceeds will go towards much needed new equipment and team kit for the next season. Please contact a club member or message us on Facebook to enter the chance to win any of the following prizes…
Amazon Fire HD
A giant Easter egg
Our fabulous Easter hamper
£15 Entertainment voucher
plus much more chocolate and exciting prizes!
Hello everyone, sorry it’s been a while since we last spoke our club events. We have a lot to catch up on!
Firstly, it’s been a fabulous start to the year for the club. We have seen 3 of our teams competing in their regional competitions and starting to win games. Well done to the Under 13’s, Under 15’s and seniors for putting in some great performances. Our player registrations are increasing each week due to the expansion of training hours last year so now we’re really starting to see the benefits of creating more time for skating and hockey. We have also decided to launch a new women’s team who have been training together in readiness for their NCRHA cup games in a couple of months time. We want more girls to participate in the sport so come and give it a try.
Callum Croad, Gemma Thomas and Jack Frith have also been asked to be a part of the NCRHA regional squads to compete in a national tournament against the best kids in the country. It’s a huge pat on the back not only for their hard work but also their commitment to pushing themselves in practise each week. We wish you all the best of luck and we’ll hopefully see some more of our young Wildcats joining them soon.
The club would also like to thank Kelly Roberts for joining the coaching setup and for her great work in the beginners session. We’ve all been very impressed with her ideas and enthusiasm to help grow the session into the success it undoubtedly is. Well done Kelly!
Lastly but not least we reserve the biggest congratulations to our chairman Keith Whitton who picked up another Shiregreen Community Award for his contribution to kids sport in the area. Keith works relentlessly for the club to raise funds, coach kids and help raise the profile and benefits of playing sport to the local area. We couldn’t be more proud of him and his enthusiasm elevates our club and helps make it the positive place we all love. Thanks Keith!
We should also say thank you to the Sheffield Star for such a lovely write up and for their support for what we do.
Everyone know’s it’s nearly Christmas, right? For the last month or so, the Wildcats have been busying away behind the scenes to make this year’s mega Christmas raffle fundraiser our biggest yet! 2018 has been a brilliant year for us with seeing increasing numbers of children enjoying Rink Hockey in Sheffield. We have also expanded to having an under 15’s team along with our established under 9’s under 11’s and under 13’s so more of our kids are enjoying more competitive games than ever.
So why do we need to fund-raise? Well, we are a non profit amateur sports team and for anyone who might know about our sport, Rink Hockey kit is expensive. Skates are expensive, goal keeper pads are very expensive and we try our hardest to give every opportunity to any child who walks through the door to play our sport. So please help us out. The prizes we have are HUGE so who knows, by giving a little you may get a lot back and make all our Christmases a great one.
Tickets are £1 and can be purchased now and every pound counts! Contact us or see a Wildcat club member who will be able to help you with your purchase.
Our top prizes include …
32″ HD Colour TV
£50 Meadowhall Voucher
£30 Frankie & Benny’s voucher
Family day pass for Cannon Hall Farm
The raffle will be drawn on Saturday 22nd December at our Christmas party (which you can also buy tickets to attend!).
Thank you from us all