Sheffield Steelkings are Parasport UK Club of the Year 2022
“Two of the players Emily McLean and Barry Grayson are also part of our Talented Athlete programme, designed to support elite athletes with realistic medal capabilities that train in our venues, and are both fantastic role models to others wanting to try out the sport.”
The Steelkings are also now working with iceSheffield and taking part in some new inclusive ice sessions on Mondays at 1.20 pm which are available to everyone. The main aim is to increase participation and the associated pathways of the activities through ice rinks, that customers may have thought were out of reach.
Jake added: “We have a busy 2023 ahead. We will be hosting inter-club games, travelling to Europe to defend our Northwest Europe Para Ice Hockey League title, launching inclusive skating sessions at iceSheffield and of course both Sheffield Steelkings teams will be competing in the British Para Ice Hockey League.
“On top of all this we will continue to grow the Steelkings and the sport and we hope the title of Parasport Club of the Year will help us do that".
The Steelkings will receive their award in person at a special Parasport 'come and try' event taking place at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EISS), on Monday 20th March 2023. At the event attendees will be able participate in a range of amazing adaptive and disabled sports, with the ability to connect with local clubs and continue taking part after the day.
To find out more about the inclusive session at iceSheffield please email Ryan.Ruddiforth@sheffieldcitytrust.org or if you are interested in trying para ice hockey with the Sheffield Steelkings Para Ice Hockey Club, contact them by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org