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.