Message of Support

Bradford Hockey Club would like to send their good wishes and support to all our members during this time of social distancing and self-isolation.We send our grateful thanks to anyone who is working in the key industries, and especially any of our members or their families who are working in health provision. You are our heroes, and should know that you are deeply appreciated.So to all of you, whether you are providing an essential service, working from home, self-isolating, social distancing, or are at home from school or university, please take care of yourselves and your families, and we look forward to seeing you all on the other side.

England Hockey suspends national hockey activity until 30 June 2020

England Hockey has today taken the decision to suspend all hockey activity until 30 June 2020.

Currently hockey activity is suspended until April 15 but, with the continuing social restrictions caused by Covid-19, this extension is pragmatic in the circumstances and provides clarity for our clubs, players, officials and volunteers. We have asked that this national position is replicated at a local level by counties, leagues and independent hockey providers.

It is hugely disappointing to curtail hockey activity in this way and there will be many league and cup competitions which will not now reach their natural conclusion. The implications of the decision affect different areas of England Hockey activity in different ways, details of which can be found below.

Finally, the health and wellbeing of those in the hockey community is our overriding concern so please follow the government guidance and stay safe. Please search #StayInWorkOut on social media for tips on how to stay active indoors.

Suspension of hockey activities

England Hockey and Yorkshire Hockey have suspended all hockey activity until April 15th at the earliest to prevent coronavirus. As a result, training on Tuesdays, Thursdays and junior training on Fridays will, sadly, be suspended until further notice.

EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

At the direction of England Hockey, Bradford Hockey Club needs to revise it’s constitution to bring it in line with current legislation. There will be an extra-ordinary general meeting held on Monday 23 March 2020 at 7.00 pm at the New Inn, Thornton, in order to agree this revised document.All club members are invited to attend this meeting.

Big Thank You

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BHC would like to offer a big thank you to Morrisons at Girlington for providing their Community Room and drinks (with the added bonus of Haribos and Cake) free of charge for teas for our Development Team and their opposition

BHC Hockeyfest – 7 September 2019 – Save the Date

We are holding our Hockeyfest event on Saturday 7 September 2019 from 10.00 am – 5.30 pm.  This will also be combined with the Annual Hallas Trophy against our friends from Huddersfield Dragons.  Bradford are the current holders of the trophy and it would be good to have lots of support to encourage our Development, 3rd, 2nd and 1st Mens’ teams to keep it in our safe hands.  We have also invited Huddersfield Dragon’s Ladies for a friendly game against Bradford Ladies team.

There will also be refreshments and a barbecue, plus hockey and other activities, lucky dip, tombola, bottle on a string to name but a few.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible to what we hope is a cracking start to the season. 

BHC retain Hallas Trophy

We are also on the lookout for helpers, both before the event and on the day, plus donations of bottles and tombola prizes. 

We will also have a club hockey ball amnesty, with a reward for any balls returned, and we are also looking for donations of unwanted sticks and shinpads, again donations will be rewarded …

More information will be posted as plans are firmed up, but any offers of help would be useful, so we know what gaps we need to fill nearer the time.

We hope you can join us …