July 13, 2020

The EIHA Education Programme is delighted to announce a very special webinar this week with Great Britain and Nottingham Panthers legend David Clarke, aimed specifically at young players in the EIHA programme.

“How to be a pro player” will be held on Thursday 16th July at 6pm and is open only to players from U13 to U18 age groups (based on 19/20 season).  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  If there is sufficient interest a second event will take place.

Head of the EIHA Education Programme, Pete Winn, said: “I’ve known David since he was a very young player in Peterborough, and over the years watched as he blossomed into one of the best players we have produced enjoying a long professional career.

“He has played at the highest levels both domestically and internationally going on to become a Panthers legend.

“For me, David is the ideal role model for our young aspiring players who want to excel and play professional hockey at the highest levels in the UK and beyond.  He has been there and done it.

“We both share a similar philosophy and passion for developing players and the Education Programme is really happy to have him on board.”

Clarke himself added: “I’m extremely pleased to have been approached by Pete Winn and the EIHA about engaging with our junior hockey players. Sharing some of my experiences and understanding via a group webinar will hopefully be an enjoyable hour for all.

“The main focus in which I have been asked to talk about is my journey and to give an insight into some of the essential ingredients required to becoming a pro hockey player. I will also be more than happy to answer various questions towards the end of the session.

“I look forward to meeting the junior players online at the webinar!”

Places on this special event are limited so to apply for a space click this link to register: https://bit.ly/32kPDih

After registering applicants will receive a confirmation email with instructions how to join the online webinar.

The Education Programme thanks David in advance for his time in delivering a session to our young players and hope those taking part enjoy and learn from the event.