IHUK MAKE SUBMISSION TO GOVERNMENT ON BEHALF OF ICE HOCKEY IN THE UK

Ice Hockey UK have made a submission for funding to the government on behalf of the various governing bodies in UK ice hockey.

All partner associations have all worked together to put forward a proposal to The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to help with funding during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rich Grieveson, chairman of IHUK, said: “As with all sport, the problems stemming from covid-19 are very concerning and it is vital this great sport of ours can bounce back.

“We were pleased to be contacted by DCMS and requested to take the lead in collating information from all sectors of our sport.

“We have engaged all partners in significant detail and I am grateful to them all for engaging so positively in providing information within a challenging timescale.

“Each organisation has a different need and different levels of financial support are required, and everyone worked together to put the proposal to government.”

Ice Hockey UK also recently joined forces with leaders from more the 150 bodies to launch a new campaign called Save Our Sports, urging the government to save grassroots sport, fitness and leisure facilities from permanent closure because of covid-19.

A letter was sent to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson in September asking him to provide ring-fenced funding for the recovery of the sport and activity sector – or risk fuelling physical inactivity and related illnesses for a generation.