SPRING HOCKEY RESTART
We will be running a full training programme from Monday 29th until the end of June to make up for time missed over the winter (no junior/ladies training on Easter Monday). Full details for our Sunday morning Juniors will be communicated separately.
There are still some limited places left at our Easter camps also, especially on 12, 13 and
14 April – you can book here (members only).
We restart with our Timperley Challenge Weekend on 3/4 April with fixtures from U9s up to Veterans. Beyond that, although no formal leagues can take place and all games must be local, we do expect to play fixtures over the coming months. The ladies Cheshire League has set up local friendly matches and matches are also in the process of being arranged for every Saturday during April,
May and June for the men and Juniors as well.
Your captain will be in touch for your availability in the usual way. PLEASE support them and other volunteers by responding quickly and by abiding by COVID regulations at all times.
All the Covid restrictions from before remain in place and must be strictly adhered to at all times. Please remember hand sanitizer, first aid kits and keeping 2 metres from everyone at all times when not actually running around on the pitch. There are no bubbles at Bowdon and our school children will need to be very clear about the 2 metres
social distancing which is quite a different experience from school.
Please ensure this Covid 1-pager is understood by all anyone attending before they return to hockey.
No spectators are allowed at present although an exemption for U18s of one adult (but no siblings) for safeguarding reasons at matches only is allowed initially and this will be communicated to the relevant groups by their Team Managers or COVID Officers.
Anyone needing any additional help or encouragement in order to get back on the pitch feeling comfortable will be assisted in any way we can, young or old. Please just reach out to any team manager, coach or member of the committee.
We thank you for your continued support and will keep you updated as the Government Roadmap and England Hockey guidelines progress.
Our full Bowdon Covid guidance is available here: https://bowdonhc.clubbuzz.co.uk/members/covid_guidance
The full EH Hockey guidance is available here: https://www.englandhockey.co.uk/media/news/hockeys-first-steps-back-for-summer-of-fun