Bradford Bulldogs have set up a fund which aims to provide all players from the club the opportunity to further develop their skills through international coaching support and exchange trips, drawing in experience from ice hockey in both North America and continental Europe.
Our Vice Chair Jonathan Lutwyche and his colleague Alex Paul have teamed up with Taro Ishikawa, General Manager of JEMAI to climb Mount Fuji raising money for the youth teams of the Bradford Bulldogs Ice Hockey Club. The Mount Fuji Challenge forms part of the strengthened partnership with JEMAI (Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry), The REACH Centre’s new chemtrac agent for Asia.
The REACH Centre and chemtrac have a long history supporting the Bradford Bulldogs’ activities for children. The Bradford bulldogs are a team of dedicated volunteers who organise and coach Ice Hockey in the English Ice Hockey Association leagues at Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 levels, committed to providing access to good quality coaching and access to Ice Hockey for all young people. They believe that their young players are going to be the future of UK Ice Hockey with the next generation of UK Ice Hockey professionals, players and coaches likely to be sown at this level. This year. more than 50% of the Bradford Bulldogs players represented the Northern Region of the country at National conference level, and 40% of those players represented England.. The money raised by the Mount Fuji Challenge will ensure the ongoing success of their youths’ teams by providing the players unique access to international coaching support and the future opportunity to participate in oversees exchange trips.
Jonathan, Alex and Dr. Ishikawa are hoping to provide invaluable support in helping to achieve the targeted £20,000 required take the young players to the next level and thereafter potentially be afforded the opportunity to play professional ice hockey both in Europe and North America.
The Mount Fuji Challenge takes place 12-13 July 2014, marking also the strengthened partnership between The REACH Centre and JEMAI. The REACH Centre and JEMAI have a history of closely working together for more than 5 years on all aspects of regulatory services. The appointment as chemtrac agent for agent for Asia underpins the close relationship between the two partners. Taro Ishikawa says: “We are very proud to become a chemtrac agent as we believe in the strong added value it provides to our customers in regards to chemicals management. Supporting the chemtrac team raising money to support the Bradford Bulldogs is a great occasion for us to show our commitment to chemtrac and the partnership with The REACH Centre.”
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