Team News on friendly with Ben Rhydding

The first hockey match for Bradford Hockey Club starts this Saturday with the first team travelling to Ben Rhydding. A new coach for the 1st team and some of our young and upcoming players getting a run out it should be an entertaining game.

We also have a development team game starting after the first team game, this is a great opportunity for our younger players to experience playing with adults. So many players through the years has benefited from playing in this team. If you are ever free adults could you offer your knowledge of the game to these players by helping out.

The players will be following a strict Covid-19 protocol which will see bibs allocated to each player and face masks for penalty corners designated to players. There will be no spitting on the floor or exchanging words with the umpires.

Having said all that the rivalry is still there and the lads are pumped up to get one over on our arch enemies.

If you know anyone who would like to sponsor the club, a team or the website we have a lot to offer. We are hoping to get some more sponsors so we can improve our website and club as we move forward. If you do please point them in my direct and we can see what we can do.

Please check out our website over the next few weeks for updates. Going forward we will be using the website and Bradford Hockey Club Facebook page. We will be using the senior and junior page for more in house club stuff.

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