Sadly one of our former players, Elly Sheard passed away yesterday after a brave battle with cancer.  I know a number of current and former players will have fond memories of playing hockey with Elly at Adel and our thought and sympathies have been passed on to her family via Jen Jones who knew her better than most.

As a mark of respect, and to give everyone a moment to remember Elly, we have agreed to observe a minutes silence before all Adel games tomorrow.  I am sure our opposition teams will also join in with this mark of respect so please let the opposition skipper and the umpires know in advance of your game commencing.

Jen has agreed to share any details of the funeral with us when these are known and I understand that the family would appreciate any donations being made to St Gemma’s Hospice.  We will be making a donation from the club too.

At times like this, it puts the playing of sport into perspective so please go out tomorrow and enjoy your matches but remember its only a game.