Three Yorkshire Choice nominations for the Sheffield Steelkings

The para ice hockey team has been nominated for Sporting Achievement the Year after winning this year’s league and championship playoffs.

Club Chairman Jake Oakley is hoping the nominations aid the sports growth.

“It’s a hell of an achievement really,” he said.

“We’ve been fortunate along the way with the players we have, but are looking to push the sport in the right direction.

“It’s more great exposure for the club and players as well.”

Two players have also been handed individual award nominations.

Andy Atkinson has been nominated for the Kate Granger award. Andy is the only person in the UK to be a triple amputee and play ice hockey, managing with just his left arm.

Barry Grayson has been nominated for the Inspirational Individual of the Year award, and is the last person in the UK to be diagnosed with polio before a cure was found.

Jake added how para ice hockey is “a minority sport within a minority sport,” and that any exposure is beneficial as the club approaches its five year anniversary..

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