Ice Hockey UK Chair Clifton Wrottesley says he is really looking forward to working with his newly-appointed counterpart at the English Ice Hockey Association, Mohammed Ashraff.

Ashraff has extensive experience in ice hockey and is a former chair of IHUK, spending nearly two years in the role after being appointed back in 2013.

Wrottesley said: “I’m hugely buoyed by his appointment as he and I have a very good working relationship. I very much look forward to working with Ash.

“I also met many of the new board members over the weekend and I think the EIHA have a strong group of individuals, who are fully motivated and committed to really help drive the sport forward.

“It’s vital that the sport’s governing bodies work together and I feel hugely optimistic about our future. Of course, there are enormous tests that need to be overcome.

“However, with a collective will and desire to see our wonderful sport flourish – and with all stakeholders pulling together in the same direction – our sport will emerge stronger and better placed to face the challenges that we all face.

“Ash’s appointment as Chair of EIHA and that of Rachel Washington, one of the EIHA’s new Independent Non-Executive Directors as Vice-Chair, is a massive step in the right direction.

“Initial signs are really positive around a new era of close co-operation, as the sport emerges out of the effects of the pandemic and follows the nationwide Return to Play pathway.”

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