Joey Collier enjoys a game of floor hockey at Parkside Secondary school.

Joey Collier enjoys a game of floor hockey at Parkside Secondary school.

Free hockey program at Parkside Secondary

Parkside Secondary school will be offering free floor hockey to youths this spring.

Parkside Secondary school will be offering free floor hockey to youths this spring.

Principal Louise Ormerod applied for and received $6,000 from JumpStart, a national charity which helps children pay for sports, often on an individual basis.

Ormerod said that by using the money to pay for group hockey, the school is targeting a higher number of children who can’t afford to pay for team sports.

There is not a lot for kids to do in the evening if they are not into sports,” Ormerod said as a strong incentive behind the program.

The money will be used to purchase floor hockey equipment and pay the wages for two youth workers .

Play will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings from now until June and Ormerod said all youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are welcome.