My name is Andrew and I play Ice Hockey at Dumfries Ice Bowl playing for the Junior Solway Sharks.
The Holywood Trust gave me a grant to allow me to attend for the next year.
I have started Development Classes and was offered a place in the under14’s Team In September 2016. I train every Tuesday and Thursday night. Weekends I’m either training, or playing games either home or away. I have been lucky in scoring goals for my team. In December 2016 I was offered a place in the Under 16’s Team.
As a team member I get free entry to the Senior Solway Sharks Games which I attend all the home games. I also get free access to public skating sessions which I attend faithfully to improve my speed, skating and skills. On average I spend over 20 hours per week at the Ice Bowl and I love it. I have made lots of new friends, I’m fitter, healthier and I’m keeping out of trouble.
I know have full hockey kit and sticks.
I attend Summerhill 2 hours per week to help with street hockey games. I am know registered with Saltire to record all my volunteering.
My future aim is to keep playing and eventually get into the Senior Ice Hockey Team when I’m 16. My family are busy saving for next year’s fees.

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