King Communications & Security award Lanarkshire Lightning Youth
This week marks the end of the North Lanarkshire Leisure’s Junior Ice Hockey Boot Camp, where young participants received action-packed coaching sessions from professional Ice Hockey players such as Stephen Murphy and Mark Garside of The Belfast Giants.
Lanarkshire Lightning are ‘Scotland’s Newest Junior Ice Hockey Club’ with teams for under 10’s, 12’s, 14’s and 16-year-olds; the club builds skills in teamwork whilst providing a fun and friendly way to exercise through training both on and off the ice.
Martyn King, Director of King Communications & Security (and former Paisley Pirates player) is Head Coach of the team and was recently nominated as the ‘Young Person’s Coach of the Year’ at the NL Leisure Sports Awards 2016. The volunteering award recognises outstanding contribution to the development of children and young people under the age of 18 in sports. Individuals who achieve the award nurture the skills of young athletes within a safe sporting environment, whilst remaining innovative in their approach to coaching.
The club presented a range of prizes and certificates to participants after staff members deliberated to select four key player awards. Players who had performed especially well during the sessions, or who had shown outstanding levels of hard work received special prizes such as, the ‘Most Improved Player’.
Congratulations to Harris Penman, Harris McMillan, Mark Higgins and Aiden Paterson, the winners of sponsored vouchers from King Communications & Security for the popular ice hockey sportswear retailer, Cold Blooded Sports. King Communications & Security have been operating in the North Lanarkshire area for over 25 years and strive to invest in the local community by supporting and utilising local services where possible; around 60% of the organisation’s workforce live in the area.
King Communications & Security Director, Martyn King said:
“We are proud of our young players and the commitment they’ve shown to the sport. The team made an exceptional effort throughout training sessions and games at the camp. We’d like to thank the staff at the time capsule as well as the parents and families involved. We look forward to seeing each player progress and develop their skills over the new season.”
The Lanarkshire Lightning Junior Ice Hockey Club practice at the Time Capsule in Coatbridge on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The new season starts this week, 8th August 2016. Know a young person interested in joining the team? You can find out more about training times, here.