Players’ pay a flying visit flying visit

Fife Flyers players Jeff Caister and Derek Keller visit Lundin Mill Primary School in Lundin Links
Fife Flyers players Jeff Caister and Derek Keller visit Lundin Mill Primary School in Lundin Links
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AS part of their community programme, the Fife Flyers visited Lundin Mill Primary School recently.

First-line defence partners Derek Keller and Jeff Caister took the time to speak to children from primaries five, six and seven about the sport, how they got their break and the importance of a good education in life.

Derek and Jeff also showed a short DVD featuring highlights from what has been an exciting season for the club, as well as handing out some free match tickets.

Jeff said: “We were talking to about 60 kids and it was interesting when we asked them who had been skating and over 75 per cent put their hand up.

“A lot of them already had a good grasp about what ice hockey was and knew a bit about the Flyers, so it was really good.

“As players we don’t mind doing it, anything we can do to help build a bigger fan base and get more kids playing hockey is only going to benefit Fife Flyers in the long run.

“Obviously hockey is fairly popular in Kirkcaldy but if we can hit those surrounding areas that haven’t been touched yet then the game is only going to grow and you’re only going to find better players.

“It was good. The kids were great and asked some good questions, and it’s always entertaining to hear some of them and what they think about hockey.”

Derek Keller added: “It was awesome.

“I was surprised at how knowledgeable the kids were about hockey and were all pretty excited to hear what we had to say. Any chance we get to speak to kids and hopefully encourage a few of them to pick up the game is always a good opportunity to take.”