The Nottingham Lions are pleased to announce the launch of the NRGfuel Nottingham Lions Academy.


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The Academy players will be selected for the annual programme to commence the first week in September through til the end of the 2013-14 season.

Prior to that the Nottingham Junior Club coaches have identified and selected the players to attend an eight week elite prospects camp.  Players will age from 10 years to 16 years including netminders.

Prospect camp sessions commence the first week in July until the end of August when the selection for the full Academy will be made.

Head Coach Matt Bradbury has been working tirelessly over the past few weeks working with the NIHC (Nottingham Ice Hockey Club), Lions Coach Management Team and the National Ice Centre.

“Once this idea was agreed by Club Head Coach Mike Urquhart and the NIHC Executive Committee it was full steam ahead!”

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Youngster Sam Illsley gets some sound advice from veteran Lion Stuart Parker

“We have so many ideas in mind to provide the best opportunity to the Nottingham players helping them to “Strive To Excellence!” – It’s exciting times for everyone involved.”

“We were keen to work with a local company and we knew right from the word go that NRGfuel would be the right choice for everyone involved.”

“NRG work with so many high profile and prestigious sports teams such as Notts County Football Club and Nottingham Rugby Club to name a few.  In the ice hockey world NRG provide to the Sheffield Steelers too.  Although the biggest name of all to cap it all off NRG are the proud sponsors of The Current IBF & WBA Super Middleweight Champion Of The World and Nottingham Legend – Carl Froch.”

“As the Academy gets into full swing we will be utilising many sporting contacts around the region to provide top class sporting information for these youngsters.”

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Another established local Nottingham lad Elliott Perrin, product of the NIHC

Head Of Social Media Marketing Suzanne Hulme said “NRGfuel Sports Nutrition are very proud to be working with the Nottingham Lions with this brand new and exciting ice hockey academy.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity for grass roots ice hockey players within the Nottingham Ice Hockey Club’s junior development system.”

“NRGfuel are honoured to be involved in such a prestigious programme from its very beginning and look forward to working with the NRGfuel Nottingham Lions Academy.

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Dan Hazeldine has broken into the Lions team at just 17 years of age

Matt Bradbury concluded “We’ve got many more of these young players on the NIHC conveyor belt and we look forward to working with them very soon.”

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Sunday, 23 June 2013.