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Romford Junior Raiders reveal try-out dates

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 June 2018

Romford Junior Raiders are holding try-outs this month

Romford Junior Raiders are holding try-outs this month

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The Romford Junior Raiders have announced try-out dates for youngsters for next season.

JJ Pitchley and dad Ben (pic John Scott)JJ Pitchley and dad Ben (pic John Scott)

The newly formed club are entering teams in all age groups within the EIHA structure, as well as a senior side in National League Division Two, and start sessions on Wednesday June 6 until June 27 at the Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre in Romford town centre.

Under-nine and under-11s will be able to skate from 6-7.10pm, with under-13s and under-15s on ice from 7.25pm-8.35pm and under-18s from 8.50-10pm.

All players must have full kit and there is a £10 cost per session.

Coach Ben Pitchley, who played 582 times for the old Romford Raiders team and scored 59 goals and 160 assists, said: “Our mission is to create opportunities for children to play ice hockey, where they can learn essential skills and life lessons in ways that are consistent with best practices in youth athletics.

“Our ethos is to assist children to reach their true potential in this sport, whilst giving them a sound foundation throughout their transition into adulthood.

“RJRIHC will teach the fundamentals of the game, promote good sportsmanship and respect for all participants; emphasizing hard work, skill development, sacrifice, teamwork, accountability, responsibility, respect for the game and the importance of education

“RJRIHC will help nurture the true athlete in each child and encourage them to be the best they can be, through hard work and dedication to the sport.”

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