Eastbourne roller skater's appeal to represent UK
A 12-year-old skate hockey player from Eastbourne has launched an online appeal to help him represent the UK at a tournament in Detroit.
Kenzy Hyde, a pupil at St Catherine’s College, joined Eastbourne Edge Inline Hockey Club only two years ago and was recently selected to take part in the USA’s toughest tournament.
He has six months to find the funds to get there, register, buy kit and accommodation and is doing odd jobs to boost the coffers.
Kenzy is raising funds by doing odd jobs with parental supervision, small DIY jobs and car washing. He is also doing a tombola stall and bag packing.
Kenzy’s Dad Stuart Hyde said, “His dream from day one is to play abroad and represent the UK in this super fast paced sport.
“Kenzy is 100 per cent committed and passionate about skate hockey, he practises every day at home and trains with his team every week.
“Recently he attended try outs in Sheffield to play for UK young guns and has been selected to play in the USA’s toughest tournament in Michigan Detroit.
“If there is any way people can support him by donating anything, Kenzy would really appreciate it.
“We are very proud of this devoted young man.”