The Waterloo Wildfire NRL makes it a priority to give back to the minor teams in their association and others!
Starting off the season with an NRL-led skills clinic is just one of the things we have planned. The clinic held in October was geared towards provincial level players, with one session for U12PP and one session for U14A/AA and U16A/AA. Participants from Waterloo and surrounding associations were able to experience high quality instruction from 9 NRL players including two captains, and two Team Canada players. It was very successful with 45 players attending, and lots of smiling faces. Feedback included comments such as:
“everything was age appropriate, well planned and on time”, and “no one can match the number of instructors on ice or the amount of skill development that occurred”. A second clinic is in the works for regional level players.
During our fall Come Try Ringette event, in addition to the on-ice activities, there was a shooting contest, and a booth was set up where our future ringette players could meet and have their picture taken with NRL players.
Waterloo Wildfire aims to promote and maintain a sense of family that exists from top to bottom by age in this association where the culture really is “Ringette For Life”.