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X Factor finalists Same Difference release NHS charity single

Same Difference (Sean & Sarah Smith), X Factor finalists, have released a single - One Life One Love -  with the proceeds going to NHS charities.  The song also includes the voices of over 100 local schoolchildren.

What is the coonection to us I hear you asking - ONLY that the song has been written our very own John Gleadall who was their music teacher at Purbrook Park School!!!!!!!  For more detail please have a look at this video linkAn article was also included in The News last week, see  here

The song will be relased on 3rd August and is available for purchase here

Author - psym
Date - 27/07/20

Junior Section Training Schedule and Start Dates

The 2020-21 Season will soon be hear and we are excitedly looking forward to guidlines and relaxing of the rules for training sessions and matches.
Please see below the weekly schedule and key dates for the beginning of the season.

Junior Club Day Sunday 13th September 2020

Minis             09:00 - 11:00
U12s             10:30 - 12:00

There will be a graduation and cross over as part of this session.

U14s             12:00 - 13:30
U16s/18s     14:00 - 16:00

Season Weekly Training nights and Start dates

Minis:            Sunday 13th September at the Junior Club Day
U12 All:         Friday 18th September 
U14 Boys:      Monday 14th September
U16 Boys:      Tuesday 8th September
U18 Boys:      Thursday 17th September
U14/16 Girls: Wednesday 9th September

All details of timings as well as contact details for managers and coaches can be found on the Club Junior Section Page.
Author - alea
Date - 25/07/20

Community Programme holiday camps

Holiday Hockey Camps

Fun-filled Coached Hockey Sessions 
Based (at present) on working groups of 5 players plus a Coach
Children with be grouped according to age/ability/ friendship/family bubbles.
 Skill based activities & can include Goalkeepers with own kit. 

For bookings please use this Link  Siblings can pay half price. There is possible financial assistance for sessions (speak to Jon direct).

Children must bring their own hockey stick! These can be purchased from most stockists or direct from Jon in advance (price list available upon request). 
Parents must also provide ample drink, a gum shield and shin pads.  

Very Important
These Courses will be fully compliant with England Hockey Covid 19 rules with social distancing requirements to protect the participants.

Jon (Coach) Keynes

Author - psym
Date - 16/07/20

Pro League dates announced

After a wait of more than six months, Great Britain’s men’s and women’s teams will return to playing international fixtures in November and with three huge weekends of international hockey on home soil coming in May 2021, there's plenty to look forward to... so make sure you save the dates in your diary!

click HERE for the full fixture list
Author - psym
Date - 16/07/20

Fixture card

As you know the Club usually produces a fixture card at the start of the season which gives much detail on fixtures, Club contacts, sponsors, Club events etc.  We are in unprecedented times and whilst we are back on the pitch, in a very limited format, there is great uncertainty on when we will be playing normally.  League fixtures are starting to come through but the dates are obviously very uncertain.

Taking that into account the Executive has made the decision NOT to produce a fixture card for this coming season.  We are therefore also taking the opportunity to look at other options for communicating the information normally included in the booklet.  One of the issues that does come up regularly is that dates / details change during the season and the fixture card is then out of date very quickly, there is also the question of saving the considerable amount of paper used in it’s production

We will keep you informed as this work progresses

Author - psym
Date - 16/07/20