Information for the new season

Information for the new season

By Sarah Kendall
20 August
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Prepped and ready to go; season 2019-20....

Welcome to the Marlborough Hockey Club 2019-20 Season

Firstly a warm welcome to all our new players who are joining Marlborough Hockey Club for the 2019-20 season – we hope you have a fantastic first season with us!

Below is some information for all our players this year – both new and existing so please take the time to read.

Start Dates:
Sunday sessions - 8th Sept
Tuesday sessions - 10th Sept
Wednesday sessions - 11th Sept

Please check the day and time of your child’s training as it might have changed. Fancy a go yourself, come along to our popular Back2Hockey sessions on a Tuesday evening!

Team School yr Training time Pitch
U8 girls & boys Y3 Sun 9.30 – 10.30 Bottom
U9 girls Y4 Sun 9.30 – 10.30 Bottom
U9/10 boys Y4 & 5 Sun 9.30 – 10.30 Bottom
U10 girls Y5 Sun 9.30 – 10.30 Top
U11 girls Y6 Sun 9.30 – 10.30 Top
U11/12 boys Y6 & 7 Sun 10.30 – 12.00 Bottom
U12 girls Y7 Sun 10.30 – 12.00 Bottom
U13/14 girls Y8 & 9 Sun 10.30 – 12.00 Top
U15/16 girls Y10 & 11 Tues 18.00 - 19.00 Bottom
Back2Hockey Tues 18.00 – 19.00 Bottom
U18 girls/Ladies Tues 19.00 – 21.00 Bottom
U13/14 boys Y8 & 9 Wed 18.00 – 19.30 Bottom
U15/16 boys 1Y0 & 11 Wed 18.00 – 19.30 Bottom
U18 boys/Mens Wed 19.00 – 21.00 Bottom

The astro turf pitches are at Marlborough College (behind the swimming pool). Several other clubs also use the College facilities so please park responsibly.

Make sure your child comes to training with the following:
- Fitted gum shield
- Shin pads
- Water bottle
- Suitable clothing – baselayers, hats, gloves & waterproof coat are essential as we only cancel training if the pitches are frozen!
- Stick (can be provided if required)

Emergency Contact Information:
It is vital that the Emergency contact details and medical information for your child is up to date – these can be checked and updated on your account on our website.

We use the Pitchero Club app and our website to communicate details of any training cancellations or match availability. The app makes it easy to receive instant notifications from the coaches and also update training and match availability and we recommend that you use it.

Please ensure that you have paid the Junior Membership fees (unless we have already contacted you) prior to the first training session otherwise your child’s place might be at risk.

Volunteering and Club Contacts:
Like many other clubs, we rely solely on volunteers, many having several roles, be it Committee Members or coaches. We are always looking for additional helpers, especially at our Sunday training sessions, so if you wish to join our merry band then please get in touch with any of the contacts below. The full list of Club contacts can be found on the Club website:
Club Chair & Head of Junior Coaching – Sarah Kendall
Club Vice-Chair & Webmaster – Chris Jones
Club Captain – Rich Holman
Club Secretary – Verity Langfield
Welfare Officer – John Berry / Sarah Kendall
Junior Membership Co-ordinator – Karen Jones

And finally, check out the Men’s & Women’s Euro Hockey Championship currently being shown on BBC iPlayer and keep an eye out for our current men’s coach, Craig Falconer (wearing #12), representing Scotland. He scored a cracking goal in their match against Ireland!
Our own men’s and ladies teams play at the College on Saturday mornings. It’s great for the Junior members to see the game played and support our Senior sides! A list of all matches can be found on the website.

If you have any queries or questions about the upcoming season, please let myself or Sarah know. Enjoy the remainder of the Summer holiday and we’ll see you in a few weeks.

Karen Jones

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