The Cathie Stankevitch Foundation are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Widnes Wild Ice Hockey team to support and assist in the continued delivery of the Wilds’ successful ‘Floorball’ Primary Schools Project, delivered by #WildInTheCommunity
Engaging with schoolchildren throughout Halton, Knowsley and Merseyside, on a weekly basis, the project sees experienced coaching staff from Widnes Wild, including Head Coach Scott McKenzie (pictured left with new equipment donated by the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation) provide youngsters with the opportunity to learn the basics of ice hockey, in a sports hall environment, whilst also promoting the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
John Stankevitch from the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation said “One of our main objectives for the Foundation is to contribute to the community in terms of providing opportunities for young people. In the local area, Rugby League and Football are the predominant sports to watch and also play, but that’s not to say that all school children want to participate in those sports. Some youngsters may want to experience something new.
Widnes Wild run a fantastic project within the schools which is engaging for all schoolchildren and which teaches the young people new skills as well as giving them the chance to take part in physical activity which is hugely important. Being healthy and active not just affects the physical well being but also plays an important part in maintaining positive mental health”.
Scott McKenzie, Widnes Wild Head Coach went on to say “The project also provides an educational aspect, with the children learning about the importance of discipline and fair play. Widnes Wild in partnership with the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation have already discussed plans to expand the Floorball Schools Program to include classroom based advice and guidance to school children on how to eat healthily”.
The partnership will see many more schools being offered the opportunity to take part in the program locally, and will provide even more local schoolchildren with the chance to discover a sport which may be completely new to them, but which will have a positive impact in so many ways.
To find out more about the Floorball Schools Program, don’t hesitate to contact us.