UNB player holds hockey camps for Indigenous girls to make sport more accessible – CBC

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UNB player holds hockey camps for Indigenous girls to make sport more accessible – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 202127 Views

Oct 26, 2021

‘Hockey is a very expensive sport that lacks diversity,’ says Indigenous player Jana Headrick

Jana Headrick grew up in a hockey-loving Ojibway family, and started playing hockey when she was three years old.

As the years went on, she no longer saw herself in the sport, losing the feeling of friendship and connection that comes with being on a team of peers.

“Female hockey was growing in my area and not necessarily overly supported, so the opportunity definitely wasn’t always there,” she told Information Morning Fredericton.

Headrick, originally from Garden River First Nation near Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., kept looking for her team, and she found it in the University of New Brunswick Reds.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/unb-reds-accessible-hockey-1.6225395

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