02:00AM, Saturday 11 January 2014
Slough Jets and the Slough Junior Jets Academy (SJJA) have launched the Learn to Play Schools Programme.
It is a scheme designed to introduce school pupils to ice hockey and came about as an idea born from the Olympic and Paralympic legacy initiative Sportsmakers.
Through an initial planning stage and a fundraising plan, including grant applications, bucket collections, the SJJA have raised enough money to get the programme off the ground.
SJJA head coach Ben Pitchley said: “It was really important for us to provide this programme free of charge to schools.
“We want all children in the local area to have access to the best sport in the UK, no matter what their background.
“This is the way we will really inspire kids into sport and generate that passion for ice hockey in particular.
“The SJJA motto is ‘Where hockey players are made’ and this programme is going to make that happen.”
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