Today I had a long over due meeting with my sledge hockey team committee. We discussed a lot of issues surrounding the club and it’s future and as time went on it hit me hard, that I really miss playing, and getting on ice firing pucks.
Now I took some time away (coming to a year now) from playing hockey as I’ve been playing since age 12, coaching a good few years too and I just got bored. Even though we had breaks I just got bored of the whole hockey thing. I even stopped following NHL on tv for a while as I just got fed up.
But since taking a complete break and deciding what I wanted to do with my hockey career, I found after a few months I really missed it. Hockey has given me so much in life and I came to realise it was always the missing piece once I walked away from it.
So I agreed to get involved in a charity session in two weeks. It involves skating 1mile on ice plus shooting at the goal. It’s for Sport Relief and will also have BBC cameras filming. This will be a chilled out training session so it’s good that I can get back involved in a relaxed way.
Since I took my break, new coaching staff have been brought in. So I can’t wait to start working with them. But all in all, I’ve realised sledge hockey was, and thankfully now is, a major part of my life. So it’s time I start giving back the amazing life it’s given me.