Happy New Year from us all!
Well, that was a year none of us saw coming! It's been a said a million times but it's certainly been a tough one, to put it mildly. But we're always trying to turn negatives into positives. It may have slowed us down and kept us apart from our hockey friends. But as a club, it has brought us closer together and galvanised our love of Rink Hockey.
We've learnt a lot about how important sport can be to maintain our wellbeing. After our enforced break in the summer, we've been hungry to keep moving forward and even extend on what we had to offer pre-pandemic. We're now playing twice a week in two venues, extending our reach in the city. Once we're able to do so we'll be in a great position to offer more of our sport to more children and adults all over Sheffield which was our big ambition for 2020. Even the pandemic couldn't stop us achieving our goals! 2021 better watch out!
We have also started to build on our local charity promise of 40 fund-raising events for our birthday year. 2021 sees the Wildcats celebrate our 40th anniversary so expect to see as many good deeds as we can muster in the next twelve months. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we've managed to raise money for Children In Need and a special gofundme appeal for a friend of the Wildcats, Bailey. He's battling cancer for the third time and he's only 5 years old so hopefully, we can help him and his family in what must be the hardest of hard years. If you are a charity who needs our help then get in touch. We're a club with a lot of energy to help you out!
Most of all though we wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone in the club who have helped us push on during this crazy year. We may not have been able to play games against our friends at other clubs but your enthusiasm to keep skating your way through all the uncertainty has inspired us to aim even higher in 2021.
That leaves us to wish a Happy New Year to all our Wildcat friends and family. Here's to a hockey filled 2021 and see you all on the rink again soon.