Today's the day! #Cardiff19 rosters revealed!
Following the biggest buzz in Allstars history, it gives us great pleasure to reveal the rosters for the 8 teams who will battle it out on the ice, and more importantly raise funds off it, for the 2019 UK Charity Allstars weekend in the Viola Arena, Cardiff next July 26th-28th.
The two teams for the Pro Allstars game, and the causes they will raise funds for, to be held on the Friday night, will be announced as players 'sign' up for it in the coming months.
We launched the 'off ice fundraiser' category last year and we are delighted to also list those who have requested to be a member of the team but who won't play, alongside their hockey playing Allstar colleagues.
If you didn't apply for registration but would still like to be an Allstar, please do consider being an off ice fundraiser for the Charity of your choice. The team will thank you for your support and you will definitely feel a sense of reward for being a part of an incredible effort for our worthy causes.
The Allstars organising Committee would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our eight fantastic Captains for their help, support and input into the event thus far. We are confident that this is the strongest group of leaders we have ever had and that they will drive us to the most successful weekend, and indeed year, of fundraising since our inception all those years ago in Sheffield.
To date, the Allstars have raised a staggering £567, 670 and our incredible fundraisers show no signs of slowing down yet.
Allstars Chairman Paul Sullivan said:
'This year's selection has been the most detailed, involved and informed process in Allstars history. Our Captains are crucial for our success and we have an amazing group of 8 leaders for our causes, who have helped and advised us expertly to arrive at these 8 final rosters.
We are expecting yet more huge surprises and results from Cardiff 19 following the incredible successes of the last two years in South Wales and we thank each and every Allstar, on and off the ice, for their ongoing support. Let's go!'
Allstars players & Off ice team members are as follows:
Stephania Holmes Captain
Spike Butchart Brown-Leng
Steph Butchart Brown-Leng
Breast Cancer Care
Sam Phillips Captain
Bex Harding Smith
Steve Moria (aka 'Stevie Fever')
British Heart Foundation
Ioana Gagea Captain
Maureen Smyth - Off ice fundraiser
Dreams Come True
Ryan Davis Captain
Robert Thorne – Off ice fundraiser
Help For Heroes
Karen Locke Captain
Natalie Harness - Off ice fundraiser
Adam Clark Captain
Prostate Cancer UK
Dan Langhorn Captain
Melissa Gannon – Off ice fundraiser
Steve Western – Off ice fundraiser
Hayley Roberts – Off ice fundraiser
Jonas Smith – Off Ice fundraiser
Lucas Howell Captain
Gareth Hubback – Off ice fundraiser
Paul Sullivan – Off ice fundraiser
Leigh Wharron - Off ice fundraiser
Chris Edwards - Off ice fundraiser
Victoria Williams - Off ice fundraiser
Alun Hubback - Off ice fundraiser
Ellie Hoare - Off ice fundraiser