Keele hockey XI to play a Scottish national team

Posted on 24 February 2014

A Keele University Hockey Club team will be travelling to Scotland next month for a charity match against the Scotland under-18 national team.

The Scottish Hockey Association have agreed to the match between the Keele Hockey 1st XI Hockey squad on the 16 March, 2014 in Edinburgh and Scotland's U18 team. It comes just 12 months after the Keele XI played a German national team and the Keele hockey players will again be collecting donations for the Donna Louise Trust.

Keele University Hockey Club1st XI captain, Tario Ahlers, said: ”After the great success of our Charity Match against Germany under-18s last year, I got in touch with the Scottish Hockey Association and they have agreed to a Charity Match against the Keele Hockey 1st XI Hockey Squad.

“This is not just something which is an amazing opportunity for Keele University but we will also be collecting money for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust.”

Last year, Keele University Hockey Club played against Germany Under-18s. Despite defeat in the game, they still managed to raise around £500 for The Donna Louise Trust.

This year, KUHC will again raise money for the Donna Louise Trust, but this time with a target of raising £1,000. It sounds ambitious but every member of KUHC is dedicated to achieving this.

The Donna Louise Trust is a Stoke-On-Trent based charity that provides hospice to life-threatened children and their families that require support.

“We truly believe this charity is exceptional in providing such care to the necessary needs. Our target of £1000 will provide a sling to aid comfortable and safe lifting and moving of children who are wheelchair users,” added Tario.
Donations can be made through their just-giving page