As part of the on going 20×20 movement presented by the Federation, the Irish Ice Hockey Association’s goals for female hockey this year are as follows:
- Promote female ice hockey in Ireland
- Increase the amount of female members within the association by 20%
Both of which have been met.
We promoted female hockey by hosting a number of recruitment and promotion days in clubs across Ireland encouraging younger girls to try out the sport. In addition, we sent a development squad to participate in a ladies tournament in Lithuania which sparked quite a lot of media interest both nationally and internationally.
We are also thrilled to announce that we have exceeded the 20% membership increase and have made it to the 100 mark thanks to the success of the establishment of the Sirens Ice Hockey Team.
For the first time since 2010 the Irish Ice Hockey Association have an all-female team actively playing in our Cross Border Cup.