Dear Players and Parents
Thank you for your support for the first half of this season.
We have had a very busy few months with the Men’s and Ladies senior teams league matches; the U16 Girls, U14 Girls and U14 Boys taking part in the England Hockey competitions and many other age groups attending festivals at Dauntsey’s, Cheltenham, Wotton under Edge and at our own club.
Our fabulous Club Day in September featured Olympic Gold Medallist Laura Unsworth who inspired our juniors (& seniors). We also raised £251 for Macmillan Cancer Research.
To all those who have helped by captaining, managing, coaching and umpiring whether in seniors and/or juniors, THANK YOU. We could not be a club without you!
As we look to the second half of the season, we need to ensure that we make it as easy as possible for all our volunteers to manage their “normal life” with their “hockey life”. To this end, please can all Players in the senior teams and Parents at junior level ensure that their availability is kept up to date for matches on the club website. We have had instances where we have gone from 15 to 10 players available on a Friday evening, the ensuing communications can be stressful to get a full team out!
All matches are loaded on the Pitchero club website so you can see all the future fixtures and set your availability for these games. The easiest way to keep everything up to date is with the Pitchero App. If you have any questions about this, please speak to the coaches or team captains. If availability changes due to injury, check with your captain as you may still be able to help the club either with assisting coaching at training or with managing the team on the side-line on Saturday.
If parents of older juniors playing in the senior teams are also able to help with lifts to matches it would be greatly appreciated; we have lots of teenagers playing which is fantastic but occasionally we don’t have enough spaces in the senior’s cars.
We hope you have all enjoyed playing or watching and don’t forget your festive hats etc for the final sessions before Xmas.
• Tues 11th U16’s and B2H 6-7pm
• Wed 12th U14 boys 6-7pm & Mixed men’s & ladies training 7-8.30pm
• Sun 16th Junior training 9.30-12 & U16 girls match v Corsham @ home 1pm
We wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.