Posted on 2 November 2012

Devils Community Foundation Director Brent Pope has now taken on the extended role of Chairman of the charity.

Mr Pope will continue to manage the operation of the charity, which celebrated its 4 year anniversary last month.

The Devils Community Foundation (DCF) delivers community sport engagement activities across South Wales, developing local talent in ice sports and working closely with schools. Established in October 2008 by Mr Pope, a former Cardiff Devils player, the charity has ongoing ambitious plans for further development.

Mr Pope said, “It’s an exciting time for everyone involved with the Devils as we prepare for the new arena set to arrive in 2014. I have seen the Devils Community Foundation grow and develop since its inception, and I am now looking to establish a clear vision for the organisation’s role as part of the new International Sports Village. I will continue to advise and support the Devils’ management team and will remain involved in day to day activity.”

Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey Club CEO, Paul Ragan, will focus on the management of the club as it prepares for the move to the new facility.

Mr Ragan said, “The Devils Community Foundation and its engagement with our local community is extremely important to us and a core ingredient of the Devils’ success. We are a club that relies heavily on small core team of staff and Brent is the ideal person to lead the DCF forward.”

“We are very excited about the future that lies ahead for ice hockey as a sport in the UK and the significant role Cardiff will play in this with the development of the International Sports Village.”