Looking forward to the 2012-13 season it’s time to update you all on a few things….
We are looking forward to welcoming a new 1st XI coach to the club in the near future who will lead Thursday training for the 1s and 2s – watch this space. And we have plans to continue training our emerging GKs after a really successful training scheme over the summer for some of you outfield players, so keep an eye out for some unusual keepers in the new season!
We are welcoming back our 7th team to the league come September, now called the Fireflies, which will be run by Helen Dudgeon and used to progress juniors into the adult section, running alongside the two development teams for those not ready or eligible to make the transition yet.
The same three ladies have put themselves forward to take on the section leadership roles for the 2012-13 season:
Ladies’ Chair – Lucy Eddowes
Ladies’ Club Captain – Helen Dudgeon
Ladies’ Club Vice Captain – Emma Forrester
We take overall responsibility for getting you trained, coached, organised and on the pitch for matches over the course of the season and the summer. To this end, Emma is in full swing organising a Ladies’ Club Day on Saturday 1st September (get the date in your diaries) to welcome new players to the club and let us dust off our sticks. There will be drills, matches and plenty of time to chat!
We are also responsible for getting personnel in place on the ladies’ committee to ensure the hockey runs smoothly and we are looking to get some more of you on board to make that happen. The committee will be having its next meeting on Sunday 9th September. Personnel and vacancies are as follows (please contact Lucy, Helen or Emma if you’re interested in filling one of the gaps!):
1st XI Captain – Kim Haynes
2nd XI Captain – vacant
3rd XI Captain – Emma Forrester
4th XI Captain – vacant
5th XI Captain – vacant (& Ellie Gilroy)
6th XI Captain – Mel de Wit & Lucy Wendon
Fireflies Captain – Helen Dudgeon
Umpires liaison – Phil Swindell
League liaison – Laura Fyfe
Coaching liaison – Bev Cousins
Fixtures secretary – vacant
Finally, we are looking at how to juggle fitness and pre-season around the lovely new pitch at Brookes (it’s being relaid over the summer, opening in early September)! We will keep you updated on the website, Facebook and the mailing list once pre-season arrangements are finalised.