Dundee Stars ice hockey team are getting behind our Sport in Schools campaign to give kids kit for sports.
The Tele has 10,000 to give away and all you have to do is collect the tokens that will appear in the paper from next Monday.
The more tokens the school receives, the bigger share of the 10,000 will be theirs and, in turn, the more sports equipment and more opportunity for the kids to take part.
Head of junior development at the Stars, Dave Edmunds, said: “It’s good to hear that kids around the area are going to get the opportunity to try out different sports through this campaign.
“Trying out different sports is something we really encourage at the Stars we call it ‘sports literacy’ and it’s been found that if they stick to just one sport the kids don’t develop as much as if they do many sports.”
Dave is keen for kids as young as four years old to get involved at the Stars.
“For me, we want them in as early as possible so that the kids aren’t playing catch-up later on,” he said.
“We want to invite as many kids as possible to come along, no matter if they can skate or not, and get an introduction from us.”
The youth system at Dundee Stars has provided a number of budding young hockey stars the chance to blossom and catch the eye of national coaches.
The club currently has three players trialling with the under-18s Great Britain team in Craig Garrigan, Chris Ingles and Ben Edmonds. Jordan Cowney also came through at Stars and has appeared for GB under-18s and 20s.
All you need to do to help out your child’s school is to collect the Sport in Schools tokens and hand them to your child’s Active Schools sports coordinator these are the people who visit schools every week to teach different sports.