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
Come along in your best scariest hair raising outfit to the freakiest spine chilling Roller Disco in town! The Wildcats are hosting a Roller Disco like no other on Saturday 27th October 1- 3 pm £5 per person. Prizes to be won for the best most terrifying costumes and we’ll have plenty of music and games to awaken the dead. See you all there
We’re a month into the current season and we’re able to confirm all our tournament dates for the under 11, under 13 and our brand new under 15 teams. Please make a note of the dates in your diaries. We need as much help as possible from parents to get these teams to each tournament and to help organise the players. Each team will be managed by the Wildcats coaches but a support network is essential. Please help out all you can. The team’s cup games will be announced once the draw is made.
16th September 2018 @ Manchester
7th October 2018 @ Middlesbrough
4th November 2018 @ Grimsby
2nd December 2018 @ Sheffield
14th October 2018 @ Middlesbrough
25th November 2018 @ Grimsby
*SAT* 26th Jan 2019 @ Spen Valley
24th February 2019 @ Sheffield
19th May 2019 @ Manchester
28th October 2018 @ Manchester
13th January 2019 @ Grimsby
10th March 2019 @ Middlesbrough
14th April 2019 @ Spen Valley
12th May 2019 @ Spectrum
8th June 2019 @ Sheffield
We’re excited to announce that from Wednesday 5th September our training session times are changing. Until now we’ve had to cram all our skaters, team players and new starter training sessions into the small window of 6:30 – 8:00pm. It’s taken a long time for us to be able to extend the session but now we have been given the green light by the sports centre.
Our new Super Wednesday timings and prices from the 5th September will be:
5:00 – 6:00pm – All new starter skaters and Intro Grade members – £4 (Inclusive of equipment hire)
6:00 – 8:00pm – All team players Grade One and above – £5
Exciting times ahead for the Wildcats!
We’re pleased to announce that the Wildcats family are busy planning for our first end of season awards party! We have awards galore, food and music to celebrate a great second season with our teams. Buy your tickets ASAP and set your best outfits and smiles at the ready. We’re planning on starting the night with presenting awards to all team and club players so make sure you come on time.
Wildcats Rink Hockey Club Awards Party
Venue: Concord Park Golf Club, Shiregreen Ln, Sheffield S5 6AE
Date: Saturday 14th July 2018
Time: 18:30 – LATE
Awards, Buffet Food and Disco tunes!
Buy your tickets now at training or message us online.
Adults – £6
Child – £4
Family Ticket (2+2) £18
The summer is well and truly underway and the Wildcats are busy trying to raise funds for 2018! If you can spare the cash or can help sell some tickets we’d all appreciate your participation. We have some great prizes on offer and all the proceeds will go towards the costs of the kids training and teams throughout 2018. If you haven’t got yours already or you think you can sell more then please contact a club member to secure the chance of winning a prize or two.
The draw takes place at our Under 13’s home tournament of Sunday 17th June at the Concord. Please put that in your diary and come along to support the team in their last tournament of the season. We’d love to see a big home support cheering them on!