The Southern Ice Hockey League is pleased to announce that they have received a $2,000 grant from the NZCT for Under-12 SIHL tournament ice time.
QIHC President Tania Pimm says, “Covid 19 impact has reduced the opportunities for youth ice hockey players to play in fun and competitive games. The lack of games has impacted the number of players participating in the sport and the cost of competing is a real barrier to some players and their whānau. Offsetting the cost of participating in games will greatly increase participation in the sport.”
The lack of games due to Covid 19, has impacted the number of players participating in the sport and the cost of competing is a real barrier to some players and their whānau.
QIHC President Tania Pimm
“The SIHL region consists of teams from Queenstown, Dunedin, Alexandra, Gore, and Tekapo. QIHC is very grateful for the grant for our U12 tournament over the weekend of 22 May in Queenstown. This grant will benefit not just our players, but the wider young hockey community in general, as it will keep costs down for all the families, especially those that have had to travel from further afield or who have faced difficulties and challenges over the past few years.
“With generous support like this from NZCT, we are able to sustain successful growth in our club and introduce more families to the wonderful sport of ice hockey.”
Established in the 1990s, the Queenstown Ice Hockey Club is passionate about growing the ice hockey community and has over 250 families involved with the club each season. A dynamic team sport, ice hockey is not only super fun, but also provides a great social outlet for the players. It is an excellent method of exercise and fitness, supporting the wellbeing of all who engage in the sport.