Fresh off winning the National Lottery Awards – Sports Category, members of the Sheffield Steelkings roster travelled down to London last week to officially receive the trophy from former World Heavyweight Champion David Haye at a star-studded red carpet event.
Steelkings Chairman Jake Oakley, accompanied by five other Steelkings players, had this to say: “It is a great honour to receive this award on behalf of the Sheffield Steelkings Para Ice Hockey Club and we are truly humbled that so many people took the time to vote for us. This award is not only huge for the Steelkings, but for the sport of para ice hockey as a whole! By increasing the awareness of our sport, we can get more people with lower-body disabilities and impairments into sledges and onto the ice. So from the bottom of all our hearts, thank you from each and every one of us at the Sheffield Steelkings.”
The awards ceremony will air on BBC One this Wednesday at 22:45.
The Steelkings will also be playing an inter-squad exhibition match, dubbed “Fire & Ice” on Friday 5th October at Ice Sheffield a a way of saying thank you to everyone who has supported the team. The awards trophy will be there too; as well as some free food, a raffle, a selection of merchandise on sale and admission is completely free. The event begins at 17:50.
Photo Credits: Sheffield Steelkings Para Ice Hockey Club