For this coming hockey season ROCKIES has decided to come on board as a sponsor for the Streatham Redskins in London. The Redskins play out of the South Division in the ENGLISH NATIONAL ICE HOCKEY LEAGUE. Teams in their League come from Slough , Romford , Milton Keynes , Invicta , Chelmsford , Cardiff , Bracknell and the Isle of Wight.
The Streatham club was formed back in 1932 making it one of the oldest hockey clubs in the UK. In 1974 the Redskins name was added and they went on to be a major force back in the 80's during the Heineken League. Currently the team play out of a temperary rink in Brixton as they await the final construction of the new arena rumoured to ready for November 2013. This new rink is being built on the same site as the old one in Streatham which stood there for over 80 years. The old rink came down in December of last year right after a final game was played between old Redskins players ( This included Jim Graves himself who dusted off his pads and himself to make an appearance on the ice ) and the current team.
Why sponsor the Redskins , well it turns out that ROCKIES owner Jim Graves was a former goaltender for the team back in the late 80's. Jim went on to say : During my time with the Redskins I was really looked after from Management right to our fathfull supporters. I never forgot that professional and caring treatment to which I am pleased to be in a position today to assist the team as a sponsor. Local Belfast player STEVIE BALMER returns to the REDSKINS and ROCKIES will be sponsoring his progress.
Jim added: I would like to take this time to wish the entire STREATHAM REDSKINS organisation the very best for this coming season. GOOD LUCK GUYS from all the staff at ROCKIES.