RETURN TO PLAY (FINALLY!)

BGGS have accepted our return to play plans and we are very happy to say that training will resume on Tuesday 22nd September for seniors and Friday 25th September for Juniors. Due to Bradford’s ongoing status as a high-risk area training and games will look slightly different, details on training are below and match-day details will follow once Yorkshire Hockey have confirmed a date for league play to resume.

The main points to be aware of are:

– Senior training will run on a Tuesday and Thursday with anyone able to attend on either night, the pitch will be split into four groups to allow for socially distanced training. Due to the area having ongoing additional restrictions, each group will be limited to 8 players and groups will not change over the session (see below).

– Sessions will run from 7-8pm and 8-9pm on each night to allow for flexibility and to accommodate as many players as possible. In line with EH guidance, you must book sessions in advance and indicate your preference of night & time e.g. Tuesday 7-8pm/Thursday 8-9pm (if you wish to train for two hours please do say, however be aware there may be nights where it is not possible to do so). This will be reviewed as the situation in Bradford changes.

– Please arrive in good time before your session as changing rooms will not be open, social distance as per Gov. guidelines when not on the pitch and wherever possible use only your own equipment. On arrival a one-way system is in place (see below)

– To begin with sessions can be booked by contacting me with the information above by email (Daniel.stubley@gmail.com) or via Facebook messenger. We are exploring booking apps which tie in with EH’s track & trace guidelines to simplify the process! We appreciate that things will look and feel slightly different, however safely returning to play is our priority and we hope to see you all back on the pitch soon!

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