2018 is going to see a lot of positive change for all the Wildcats family. Part of that change is extending our training times to include a more intensive session for team players on each first Saturday of every month. We’ve called it Hockey+ to reflect the step up from our Wednesday sessions into something more intensive so we can push our players onto greater things. If you fancy giving this a go then the session is open to all proficient team players. To all those who don’t play for the Wildcats, if you’re at a loose end and your team doesn’t train at this time then pop along and join in!
The dates for this are;
Sat 3rd February 1:00-3:00
Sat 3rd March 1:00-3:00
Sat 7th April 12:30 – 2:30
Sat 5th May 12:30 – 2:30
Sat 2nd June 12:30 – 2:30
Sat 7th July 12:30 – 2:30
All dates are to be held at;
Concord Sports Centre, Lower Sports Hall
If you don’t currently play with the teams then keep pushing yourself, we want to see new faces at future Hockey+ sessions!
We’re pleased to announce we are holding our 2017 Christmas Skate Party on Saturday 23rd December. Get it in your diary NOW! Please make sure you register yourself beforehand by messaging us through the website, Facebook or by speaking to a club official at training. The best news is, it’s FREE ENTRY TO ALL! Club members, parents, family, friends are all invited. Lets get as many people there as possible. If you need to hire skates there will be a £1 charge per person so register quickly so we can guarantee your skates. We want to see everyone dressing up in your best Christmas jumpers, Santa outfits and Rudolph noses. As ever we’ll be dishing out prizes for the best dressed Wildcat!
The party starts at 12:30 and finishes at 2:30 so there’s 2 hours of skating, games and music to get us all into the festive mood.
Make sure your tell everyone and see you there
Everyone put your best ghoulish faces on and come down to the Concord for a devilishly good skate party with the Wildcats! We have prizes for the best costumes, music and games.
Trick or treat your way down to the Concord Sports Centre on Saturday 28th October 12:30 – 14:30 and show us how scary you can be!
Entry is £4 per person and the party is open to all. Spooky fancy dress is a MUST!
Contact us on our Facebook page to buy tickets.
A little known fact about us is that the ‘Wildcats’ part of the club was never an official part of the club name. A long overdue change was made to officially embrace the Sheffield Wildcats tag at our AGM so from now on we can officially say we are the Sheffield Wildcats. But we didn’t stop there! The club has also embraced the shift in reference to the sport. We have taken the decision to follow the lead of governing bodies in the UK and abroad by changing Roller Hockey to Rink Hockey. We’re excited at this new phase in the evolution of the Sheffield Wildcats Rink Hockey and Roller Skating Club.
Tomorrow see’s our under 13’s team travel to Manchester RHC to play their Northern Counties semi final cup match against Plymouth RHC. The match is to be played after 4pm at;
Ardwick Sports Hall,
225 Stockport Rd.
Manchester. M12 4DY
There is a public skating session on between 2 and 4pm so feel free to get there early and have a skate around. The same can be said of any supporters who wish to cheer the team. Take your skates and have a skate!
A massive thanks should go to Manchester Roller Hockey Club for holding the match for both teams and a special mention should go to Plymouth who are making a massive journey to play the game. That’s a big commitment which we hope the young Wildcats can step up to! Remember, the final will be played the day after in Middlesborough so there’s a lot to play for! Best of luck to both teams.
We’re pleased to say we’ve been invited to have a stall at the Firth Park Academy Summer Fair tomorrow. There are loads of great stalls, performances, tom-bola, bouncy castles galore. It’s FREE entry…AND…The Wildcats have a stall to promote the Club. Come and visit or support Keith and his wonderful helpers. We’ll have access to the sports hall for roller skating if the weather’s good – pray for sunshine and no rain..!!! Bring your skates and wear your Wildcats gear, just in case! The fair opens at 11am so please pop along and lets see if we can’t find some new recruits.
Firth Park Academy, Fircroft Ave, Sheffield S5 0SD
11am – 3pm Saturday 8th July (Tomorrow!)
We can hardly believe where a whole year has gone but we are yet again thrilled to announce we are holding a day of Roller Hockey activities for this summers Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun on Monday the 24th July. As like last year, 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 40 activities planned for the summer festival including a treasure hunt and family fun day at Hallam University, woodland fun, roller hockey, Chinese kung fu, dance and games, music, climbing, circus skills, football, fencing, martial arts, gaming, dance and drama. They are for children aged four to five years upwards, and some are aimed at families taking part together, as well as activities specifically designed for 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 2017 will kick off with a fantastic launch event in the Moor Market on Saturday 15th July 2017, 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! Please find a poster attached advertising this launch event. If you could print and display or share this information we would be grateful!
Sign up soon if you haven’t already and we’ll see you all on the 24th July! Make sure you check out the other activities on offer too! There’s no excuse to be bored this summer! Get your skates on and come and join the fun!
You can sign up via our Facebook page or message us through the contact page on our website.
Hope to see you all on the 24th!
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!