solenthawksThe Solent Hawks Ice Hockey team, founded in 2013 with help from Sport England and the Big Lottery fund, have been given a financial boost that will secure the teams future allowing them to keep supporting young adults on the Island.

The team was created last year to help young people continue in the sport of ice hockey after the age of 18 and also to introduce new players to the sport. The team is now fully self funded and continues to provide the same level of opportunity as it did with the backing from Sport England.

Martin Rich, head of advertisement and sponsorship said:

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“We are thrilled with the response from local companies when we reached out for help, the generosity have overwhelmed us and the team can move forward in to the new season with all the equipment and training needed.

“We are always trying to think of new ways to help fund the team and extra support like this is always welcome”.

The team currently train on Tuesday Evenings at Planet Ice, Ryde and would welcome anyone that would like to try the sport to come down.

Team manager James Eklund said:

“With the help we have been given from Hong Kong Express, iFix and other local businesses it will help us continue to offer free trial sessions to anyone wishing to try the sport, once you tried it you will keep coming back”.

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If you would like anymore information about trying ice hockey for free then contact the Hawks by emailing [email protected].

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