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The England Hockey Board have published the first edition of their e-newsletter which can be found here.
Club Together is the first of the monthly publication, with plenty of articles and information to read – its all avaliable here.
It seems like an age since we were all on the Hockey Pitch thanks to the coldest December since the mid seventeenth century!
We now looked forward to this coming weekend when boots will be dusted off and hockey sticks cleaned ready for action…ok that’s the first New Years resolution broken!
Please keep in touch with your team captains for details of the weekend and for our juniors please ensure your team managers are aware of your availability if you are due to be playing YYHL or JDC on Sunday.
Otherwise, training is back to norm. 9.15 for the under 12’s and 10.15 all other ages. I am sure there are many new hockey gifts that we are looking forward to seeing.
Senior training is also back to normal and at the same times pre the ice age.
The 10 day forecast suggests that it could be damp over the weekend so please come prepared.
Fairly obvious however as many will gather there is still a foot of snow on the Hockey Pitch. Therefore…………Hockey this weekend will be cancelled! FOR ALL!
Please keep in touch with our website for regular updates.
For the hardy, beers are being participated on Saturday afternoon 4pm onwards…see you there!
I am going to organise another umpires course hopefully at Slazenger’s within the next few months. The last one went down well and 4 of the 10 people have gone on to become qualified with another 2 awaiting their assessment doing.
As you all know, getting umpires is a hard enough job and getting qualified ones is even harder!!
Please could you all forward this email to anyone who may be interested in doing the course!
It will be 3 Monday evenings, usually between 7 and 9 with a written exam on the last night. The course is £35 (was last year) and you will get a rule book, cards, whistle etc.
I need a minimum of 10 people who are willing to do the course, if I get more than 20, I will arrange for 2 courses to be run.
I am happy for people from other clubs to attend also, Slaz people will get priority though!!
Can you ask people to either call or text me on 07775558659 or email me their details. I need a name, team they play in and contact number
Due to our expanding coaching dates Slazenger HC require a qualified Hockey Coach to coach our U14/16 mixed age groups on:
Just a reminder that the Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday 20th July at 8.00pm.
Please pass this on to anyone who might want to attend.
Slazenger HC lent a needy helping hand to Woodkirk High School by way of sponsoring their new kit.
The Team finished top of their league and this picture won the Picture of The Week.
What a tremendous effort – a very big WELL DONE!
Can I start by firstly saying what a big club we have at Slazenger Hockey Club! The effort shown yesterday by all our club members was absolutely tremendous. A big thank you to everyone that attended and supported the day, we couldn’t have done it or made it such a success without your help.
Particular thanks to Will Buckley for the use of the Flat Back Van and his trusty aids, John Sykes, Rob and Jez Whawell for getting up at the crack of dawn to help lay our pitch area out.
Special thanks also to Sarah Cooper who simply hypnotised legions of passers- by to ‘Have a go at Hockey’
Everyone played their part.
Big impressions were made not only to other exhibitors but also to the organisers who made a special visit to congratulate the club. General comments were that it was excellent to see that a good cross section of the club, all wearing their team shirts, were putting on what clearly looked like one of the big hits of the day.
Shortly I will have most of the photo’s from the day on the website for viewing. Please take a look.
A Recruitment drive is Underway at Slazenger Hockey Club.
Players are required to join the expanding sections of the Ladies / Mens & Junior Hockey Teams.
Players of all experience are invited at every level to join what is widely regarded as one of the most sociable clubs within Yorkshire, even if you have never played but would like the opportunity, SHC will ensure your experience is suited to your needs.
Accredited with the coveted ‘Clubs 1st’ Award and sponsored by the Change for Life (C4L) initiative SHC is keen to ensure the sport of Hockey is available to all.
If you have never played before, you will wonder why you didn’t earlier! If you are an experienced player you will be glad to be joining a club with its own home synthetic pitch, modern changing facilities and a bar and social club to enjoy the cameraderie after training and match days.
SHC players benefit from having very experienced coaches at every session along with state of the art training aids such as the latest ball throwing machine.
For further information please contact:
Ladies – Holly Tyers – firstname.lastname@example.org
Juniors – Steve Wood – email@example.com
Mens – Ben Graham – firstname.lastname@example.org