Covid-19 emergency funding boost for Fife Flyers

Fife Flyers have been given a cash injection to help the club get through the Covid-19 crisis.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 10:20 am
Fife Ice Arena (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

The cash comes from the Scottish Government’s national agency for sport, sportscotland.

Flyers are to receive a funding boost of £50,000, part of the £55million emergency sports funding package from Holyrood to help spectator sports across the country.

Other clubs in Scotland to benefit are Strathclyde Sirens, Glasgow Rocks, Glasgow Tigers, Glasgow Clan, Edinburgh Monarchs, Murrayfield Racers and Dundee Stars.

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Jack Wishart, Fife Flyers Director, said the award was good news for the club.

“This past year has been tough for so many sports and especially ice hockey,” he said.

"The costs of running a team in the Elite Ice Hockey League and the logistics involved in bringing that product to the ice meant we couldn't proceed with the current season.

“We therefore welcome this money from sportscotland which will ensure that we're able to recruit players and plan for the new season as soon as the Scottish Govermnent indicate that it's safe to do so. We look forward to bringing ice hockey back to Scotland later in the year.”

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