Everything you need to know about HockeyGirlz
Every thing you need to know about the people who made HockeyGirlz a reality
My name is Alero Eribo, I'm 16 years old and I’m the founder of HockeyGirlz organization.
I’m Nigerian by origin, but I moved to Québec, Canada about two years ago, then to the French school system about a year later, and that’s where this journey began.
I actually got interested in hockey while researching for a school project. Coming from West Africa, I didn’t have much experience with hockey and I wasn’t ever an athletic person to begin with, but something about hockey just clicked within me.
Despite being told that I was too old to learn, I taught myself how to ice skate and later found coaches who took me under their wings and taught me out of the goodness of their hearts. Huge thank you’s to Litta Phil, Miss Pearle and Mr Jordan!
But this was definitely not a walk in the park. Being a female and woman of colour, I received a lot of discontentment from people around. I thought it was because of my inexperience, but some just believed I shouldn’t be on the ice, period. It was these type experiences that drove me to found this organization.
With months of research and compilation, my team and I here at HockeyGirlz have partnered with a number of affluent female hockey coaches, players and pioneers to bring female hockey players tips, advice, news, drills, workout routines and all they will need to be the BEST they can be, and further this game for women.
Our goal is to create a safe space for female hockey players to talk about their concerns, improve their game, receive beneficial advice and most importantly, have a female hockey community to feel at home in.
Enough about me, here’s my wonderful team who’s making this all come true:
Carolyn M. Denton: Columnist, HockeyGirlz organization
Laju A. Eribo: Correspondent, HockeyGirlz organization.
Omar Abouelmagd: Video technician, HockeyGirlz organization.
Sianna Gerelus: Content Creator, HockeyGirlz organization.
Caelan Macdonald: Content creator, HockeyGirlz organization.
Emily Ferguson: Content Creator, HockeyGirlz organization
Danielle Sachs: Content creator, HockeyGirlz organization
If you appreciate what we do and would like to help or be involved, email (Hockeygirlz.firstname.lastname@example.org) or head to our contact page and we will get back to you real quick. Don’t be shy, all types of contributions are welcome!
Sending you tons of hearts and hockey pucks, Alero