As you know we’ve been very busy over the last twelve months developing Sheffield Wildcats Roller Hockey Club, opening the doors to new players, parents and coaches. It has been a huge success and a massive team effort from all involved. But if one person were to be singled out for their unwavered support, dedication and leadership it would be our chairman, Keith Whitton.
Keith has been involved with the Wildcats and Roller Hockey teams all over the north since his early playing days back in the 1970’s. He still plays today and dedicates his spare time to the development of our kids and seeking new opportunities for our club. So we could not be more proud that Keith won the Sporting Hero Award at the local Shiregreen Community Awards ceremony on Friday 24th February 2017.
The whole of the Wildcats family would like to congratulate Keith on his award and extend all of our thanks to those who recognised Keith for his skills, passion and endeavour in giving new opportunities to kids. He’s a worthy winner in all our eyes and we’re pleased this hasn’t gone unnoticed by the community of Shiregreen.
We have more plans afoot to build on the first twelves months success so watch this space.
Well done Keith!
This has been a massive weekend of Roller Hockey action in Sheffield. Saturday saw our under 11’s team play their home tournament at the wonderful Ponds Forge against teams from Manchester, Middlesborough, Plymouth and Spectrum. All the games were a big test for our kids but they never gave up and brought the house down with some great goals. The tournament also marked a full year of us starting the kids team sessions and its for all to see how they have improved game on game. Well done everyone, lets get ready for the next one!
We’d like to extend a big old Wildcats thank you to all the teams, coaches, parents, time keepers and referees who made it all possible. We couldn’t do it without you.
The festive season is upon us and the Wildcats family has been busy collecting some incredible donations from people and businesses around Sheffield to give our 2016 Christmas raffle maximum cheer! Tickets are on sale now so please message us or see a Wildcat with a raffle book as soon as possible and be in for a chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes. Usual raffle rules apply, we’re selling the tickets at £1 per strip and there’s plenty available. All proceeds go straight to the further development of our junior squads and club members so please spread the word and get your order in quickly. It is only open until the 14th December which is nearly upon us. The draw results will be made public online shortly after completion of the draw meaning you should receive your prize in plenty of time before Christmas.
The prizes include ….
- 2 x Sheffield Wednesday tickets for any home game of the 2016/17 season.
- 2 x Sheffield United tickets for any home game of the 2016/17 season.
- 6 x family swim vouchers for any SIV swimming pool in Sheffield.
- A Christmas hamper containing 2 bottles of wine and a box of biscuits courtesy of Morrisons Supermarket.
- A “George” the teddy bear mascot donated by the Sheffield Children’s University.
- 2 x family skate passes donated by Simply Skate of Rotherham.
- Men’s wrist watch and pen set.
- A family day pass voucher for Monkey Bizness in Sheffield.
- A pass for 5 people for LaserQuest in Sheffield.
- Chocolate Hamper (£15 value).
- Entertainer Shop voucher (£15 value).
- EBW (Elite British Wrestling) family ticket (2 adults + 3 Children).
- Family Climbing Centre – 2 places in the Spider Club.
- Halfords car cleaning kit.
- Ten Pin Bowling – 5 games.
- 2 x knitted Sheffield Wildcats Roller Hockey mascots.
Best of luck!
Our Under 13’s played their second tournament at Spen Valley today and put in some fantastic performances against relatively experienced and talented opposition. The team are ever improving and continue to make great strides in what is such a short space of time. Sooner or later we will no doubt see a first win for the team! The score lines aren’t totally reflective of the teams determined play and the goals will surely soon flow. Well done to the team and thanks to all who came along to support the team.
Spen Valley 7 Wildcats 0
Wildcats 0 Plymouth 14
Spectrum 10 Wildcats 1
We’re starting to get into the festive spirit over here at the Wildcats HQ and due to popular demand we’re excited to announce our first Christmas skate party on Saturday 10th December. It will be held in the Lower Sports Hall at the Concord Sports Centre from 13:00 to 15:00. The doors are open to all skaters, parents or kids, so long as you wear your best Christmas Santa hat and sparkly jumper! The best Christmas outfit will win a prize! We’ll have music, refreshments, games and of course plenty of skating fun.
Tickets are £3 per skater and enquiries should be made via Facebook. We have some skates to loan people if you don’t have any but stock is limited so register fast!
See you there!
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!