Middlesbrough Roller Hockey Club scored thanks to a donation from Miller Homes

Members of Middlesbrough Roller Hockey Club pictured with Julie Ryder of Miller Homes Teesside

MIddlesbrough Roller Hockey Club has received a £1,000 donation from housebuilder Miller Homes through its bi-annual community fundraiser.

Due to the increasing costs associated with running training and hosting matches, the club has asked for a donation to the fund to help with rink hire and other costs so players can continue to access and enjoy the sport they love.

“They are a fantastic local club that have been established since 1947 and to be able to help them and continue to be such an important part of the Middlesbrough community is fantastic,” said Donna Clark, Sales Director of Miller Homes Teesside. “It’s great to hear that our funding will keep sport available in our community and provide opportunities for all age groups to get involved at their local facility.”

The club is affiliated to the National Rink Hockey Association and has over 50 members aged between 6 and 55, from complete beginners to England Rink Captain.

This fast-paced sport, played on a hard and dry surface, is usually attended by four players
and a goalie on the rink at any time, but a team of up to ten make up a match day team.

A spokesman for Middlesbrough Roller Hockey Club added; “The MHRC is a club that competes locally and nationally and provides a great hub for people to learn, develop and improve their roller hockey skills.

“This donation from Miller Homes is greatly appreciated and will help our players continue to enjoy roller hockey at our amazing facility.”

MRHC train every Wednesday and Friday from 6pm to 10pm at Middlesbrough Sports Village.

A further £2,500 from the Community Fund was also awarded to organizations in the Hartlepool area.

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