Clan in the community!
April 3, 2012
So we know you have watched the Clan on the ice, mingled with them at our events and probably even got your photos with a few of them! Hopefully some of you have also had the chance to interact with the Clan through our Clan community initiative too..
The Clan community initiative is a programme that we ran in our first season and then again this season.. This season saw an increased focus on it and we visited even more schools, youth groups and community centres than we did last season! We are very proud to say that from all the feedback we received; they were a huge success and certainly brought us a lot of new fans!
The initiative, run by Clan’s very own netminder Mike Will, involved two or three of the team heading out to schools/youth groups etc and teaching them the importance of active lifestyles, healthy eating, the role sport can play in their lives and of course we told them all about the Clan too. We did everything from taking kit along , dressing the kids up as a goalie to getting the kids involved in practical ball hockey sessions. We also got involved in World Book Day, A Day in the Life projects and many many more exciting things that everyone had going on and wanted us to help out with.
We visited some schools and groups that were nominated by our fans and sponsors then Mike contacted loads of schools and groups in the surrounding areas and asked if they would like us to come along for a visit!
At these visits we always invited the teachers and pupils to come along and see a game using some of our promotional flyers and we’ve found that after the first time many were hooked and became season regulars!
A huge thank you and well done to Mike, who set up the visits, coordinated the team and made sure everything went smoothly. Mike has done a great job and has been an asset to the Clan Towers team! Thanks you also to the guys who headed out on these visits and represented us, and themselves, so well.
The Clan community initiative will be in place next season again, so keep an eye out for more details and news about when applictaions for visits will be opening!