Funding program returns for Indigenous hockey coaches

Chico Ralf who is the acting president of the Little Native Hockey League tournament

By Sam Laskaris Writer Hockey coaches from Six Nations are among those eligible to receive some new funding. Officials from the Hydro One Inc. (Hydro One) and the Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) announced details of their Indigenous Hockey Coaching Grant on Monday. The grant, launched last year, aims to boost Indigenous representation in sports leadership by making hockey more accessible and affordable for coaches from Indigenous communities. Individuals can apply to receive up to a maximum of $1,500 each. That money will be used to cover costs such as training, equipment and travel. During the inaugural year of the grant there were a total of 38 recipients. Funding was used to pay for practice ice time, equipment and registration fees. “With the success of last year’s inaugural grant, I’m…

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