Bluewings Cut A Dash In New Season Kit
Published: 06 Jan 2016 updated: 12 Apr 2016
The RAF Bluewings ice hockey team are poised to cut a dash on the ice this season, sporting new kit sponsored by the RAF Charitable Trust.
The charity agreed to give £1,634.48 for branded kit for the players, and the team - which recruits RAF players from southern bases, and foreign servicemen serving in the UK - enjoyed a good win on their first appearance in the new outfits. In a pre-season friendly they lined up against the Oxford Shooting Stars, one of the teams they'll face in the Southern Conference, and won 7-1. The Bluewings are hoping the new gear inspires them to similar success in their first match of the season against the Bracknell B52s on Friday (Jan 8).
Flt Lt Nick Tucker said: "At the end of the 2014/15 season, the RAF Bluewings Ice Hockey Club were able to replace their old, tired kit with a new, fresh yet somewhat retro look thanks to huge support from the RAF Charitable Trust.
"The new look has gone down incredibly well amongst the Bluewings players, with retro features such as raised stitching, numbering and lettering adding a professional dimension to the kits."
He added: "Not only has the Trust's support allowed the update of the kit, it has allowed the club to focus its limited funds on training equipment and ice time at Oxford Ice Rink. All players and supporters of the RAF Bluewings are incredibly grateful."