I hope you have all settled into the hockey season and looking forward to meeting up for some Masters Hockey.
Following the recent Newsletter circulated by Jacky Murry you may be aware we have planned a series of all age group Masters hockey get togethers. We have booked Leeds Grammar School for the following dates up to Christmas – 10th October, 7th Nov & 21st Nov. (LS17 8GS) for these sessions and invite you all along to participate and give opportunity to meet up old friends from across the region and voice opinions for the way masters is to be taken forward. The committee would love to hear your thoughts.
On the 10th Oct we have booked the pitches for the Women from 1.30 – 3.30pm and Mens sessions 3:30 – 5:30pm. Our first session is going to be a friendly get together with some light training as warm ups followed by games. Dependant on attendance response we also have an option to hire Leeds Adel pitch in the event we need an extra pitch to fit us all in. After play we have arranged with Adel Club (LS16 8DG) to make use of their facilities to take refreshments and socialise. It is not far from the LGS pitch .
Everyone is welcome to come but please come with your kit on as we do not have changing facilities, although the toilets will be available. If everyone brings White, Blue and Red shirts (if you have them) we can organise teams on the day. We will also bring balls, cones, & First Aid kit.
We do not intend to collect in the Annual Subscription of £10 at the first session but we will need to collect a £10 match fees in order to pay for the pitches. Until we can set up a new bank account we would prefer to receive that payment in cash.
We are still looking for coaches to help out with our training sessions and, looking forward, to coach respective age group squads towards the regional tournaments next year, so any help in that department would be welcomed. Suggestion was Men’s coaches would help out with Ladies session and visa versa in first instance until we get sorted so we will look forward to hearing from you on that one.
At present the EH GMS system is still trying to get all the league players registered so we will inform you when you can register for the Masters and until such time it is up an running will be doing our best to contact you all and spreading the word about planned events.
I have attached a leaflet for you to pass to players in your club or that you meet at games, who you think would qualify for playing Masters. We will bring some of these flyers to our first training session.