Play Rink Hockey in the Sheffield City area
Hello, this is the home of the Sheffield Wildcats. You'll find information on our club, sport and how to get involved and all the current developments in the world of rink hockey. Follow us on our social media channels for up to date schedules, results and links to rink hockey from around the world.
Working Towards a Brighter Future In Sheffield
We've had a big twelve months in our 40-year history. 2019/20 has seen the Wildcats get local and national attention for getting kids of all ages active with our sport. Our club and president, Keith Whitton have featured in the Lucozade Top 50 movers within UK sport in recognition of our great work in the city area of Sheffield. But we don't want to stop there. Over the next twelve months and beyond we are hoping to visit more schools and grow our club membership to as far as we can manage. We pride ourselves in being a Sheffield Children's University Learning Destination which has given lots of new members who are interested in roller skating the chance to try rink hockey for the first time. Oh and we were also featured on Blue Peter back in February 2020 in their showcase of new activities to try with BBC Sport. So the year hasn't been all bad and we're excited to see what the future holds.
What Sets The Wildcats Apart
Rink hockey is a fast, energetic sport combining the speed of roller skating with the technical stick work of hockey. We use quad skates, a stick and a ball. But most of all we have a lot of high energy fun. Our club has numerous age groups designed to compete against other teams of a similar age around the UK. So is you fancy combining a few sport skills into one, give us a try. We have training sessions each week in Sheffield. If you want to make rink hockey your new favourite sport then send us a message. We'd love to see you soon!
Why Try Rink Hockey?
We run two sessions a week for children aged 5-9 years old who are new to the sport and have basic or no skating experience.
All Saints Sports Centre
Every Saturday 09:00-10:00
We run two sessions per week for children accredited at this peer level. They must be assessed by the coaches to participate in these advanced sessions.
All Saints Sports Centre
Every Saturday 10:00-12:00
Concord Sports Centre
Every Wednesday 18:00-20:00
We run one session per week for adults and experienced team players.
All players 16+
Concord Sports Centre
Every Wednesday 20:00-21:30
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Safety for everyone
Our biggest aim is to create a safe environment for each child where they can express themselves and have fun. The sport can be fast and accidents will always happen. But we train each child to grow their confidence and skills within their own skill and age group. They will all need to wear the correct equipment which we can help out with initially to comply with the sport regulations.
Learning is important
We have experienced accredited coaches who will help you learn skills you've never thought you'd have and help you excel. The club is extremely passionate about rink hockey and want all our members to be the best they can be. All our coaches are DBS checked and accredited as standard with our national affiliated body; England Rink Hockey Association
Skate recycle service
Our club has a skate recycle service that means equipment which can be expensive is serviced and passed down to new players who are starting out. We've all had to start somewhere and we know how expensive starting a new sport can be. But we work hard as a club to help anyone who needs a helping hand.
This year has been a test for us all. With the nature of the lockdown and our return to play we put the necessary precautions in place to keep everyone attending our sessions as safe as we can. We have a strict protocol for each attendee which we expect everyone to follow closely so all our club members, families and friends remain safe. We follow our national governing body guidelines that have been approved by the DCMS. Like anywhere else we are in a fluid phased development but the latest rules document can be viewed on request.
Sheffield Children's University
We are proud to be a learning destination for the Sheffield Children's University. You can log your attainment learning hours when you learn with us. We are one of many affiliates around Sheffield so if you're not currently a part of the scheme then we encourage you to do so. Also, look out for our partnership sessions during the Festival of Fun, they are free as are all other activities across Sheffield. It's a great activity scheme and really helps introduce new skills and clubs to a wider audience.
Our anniversary '40 for 40' charity challenge
In 2021 we celebrate our 40th year as the modern Wildcats. We have a long legacy but to herald in the next 40 years we are setting ourselves the task of completing 40 fund raising activities to help charities in our area. We'd love to hear about any projects we could join in on. If you know of anyone who needs a helping hand, let us know. You'll be seeing a lot about this in the near future!
We are an amateur sports club and whilst we try to help others where we can we also need a little help too. Rink Hockey has never had a lot of attention by a wider audience but we're determined to change that for the better
We are lucky enough to have some very generous friends and backers who help us push the club forwards and build a stronger future for the Wildcats. Without them and the incredible work of our club members, none of this would be possible.
Sponsorship helps us maintain club equipment such as skates, sticks, goalkeeper padding and host kids tournaments to name just a little of what we are able to do. Any donation helps and is greatly appreciated by all the Wildcats. Thank you to everyone who contributes to our success.