Cheerio

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”

That about sums up how I feel as my time as Head Coach at Haddington Hockey Youth Section comes to an end. The committee, the coaches, the parents and of course, the children make up our wonderful hockey family and I have been incredibly lucky to be part of such a great community of lovely people. There has been hard work and frustration but that pales into insignificance when I look back upon all that we have achieved. I say “we” because everything that has happened has been down to a team effort and I am mightily proud of that team! I may have led the charge, and at times dragged people along with me, but without the hard work and support of so many people, the club would not be where it is today. I couldn’t possibly list all the people who have helped so just a huge thank you to everyone.

We may not be the biggest club, win every hockey match, or produce Olympians, but that was never the aim. The aim was to build a club where everyone, regardless of ability, is encouraged to be the best version of themselves that they can be. That’s on the hockey pitch but more importantly it’s about in life in general. Sport for the sake of sport is great but for me it becomes magical when we use it to help people realise their potential, believe in themselves, and develop the skills they need to go forward and win at life, whatever life they choose. To be part of people’s lives in this way has been an absolute honour and privilege, and for that I thank all current and past players and parents.

Now the #HockeyRevolution has some new leaders and I am excited to see where Meg and Amy take things, and wish them all the very best. They are fantastic coaches and the club is very lucky to have them at the helm. Massive thanks to them both for all their support over the years, especially the last few months when work has kept me away from coaching. Thanks also go to Morven, Georgia, Kira, and the young coaches for all their hard work. Young people sometimes get a bad rep but I think they are amazing, especially our young coaches. Another thanks goes to the fantastic committee who have worked hard behind the scenes to support whatever it was I wanted to achieve. Final thanks goes to our chair, Lottie, for all the wise words, perspective, belief, listening ears, encouragement, and of course cake!

Haddington Hockey Club, you have been immense and you will always hold a very special place in my heart.

Much love to all,
Suzanne xxx

Bright ideas

Having listened to the feedback from parents over the last few months, we are delighted that so many of you want to be involved in the running of the club.

The committee would love to have new members to help those already there.

We have all the traditional roles of Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Age Co-ordinators but we would like to set up 2 sub groups (minimum of 4 per group) to help spread the load:

Fundraising and Sponsorship

Social

The groups would have the freedom to be creative but there would be plenty of support and guidance if needed.

Please get in touch if you would like to help, however small is gratefully received.

Our first main meeting of the season is on

Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 8pm in the Aubigny Cafe

All welcome and I usually try and bake something delicious to tempt you along.

Any questions please email me on lottielongman@icloud.com

Thanks

Lottie

Registration

Remember to complete new online registration forms for each child you have at the club. If you do not do this then they cannot train on Wednesday.

Our secretary role is a voluntary one so the later you leave it, the less likely they will have time to process your form, get your child on the register, and onto our club insurance for Wednesday. My advice? Do it by Monday night at the latest.

No form, no play!

Last call for campers!

With less than a week to go until our annual awesome Summer Camp, it’s your final chance to grab a place.

We run Mon 5th – Fri 9th Aug, 9am-12.30pm. Our team of coaches will be entertaining the troops with age appropriate hockey skills and matches as well as generic games and activities. The week will finish with our traditional Kids vs Parents & Coaches battle on the pitch. Who will win this year?!

If you would like more information or a registration form, please email hjhcholidaycamp@gmail.com.

Summer Camp 2019

Here’s what you’ve been waiting for – this year’s Summer Camp poster and registration form 👏

This is the fourth year of our Summer Camp and our coaches will be working hard to make it the best one yet!

Remember, the camp is open to members and non members, and sticks can be provided, so everyone can get involved regardless of whether they have played hockey before or not. All we ask is that participants have their own gumshield which can be bought for a few pounds at most sports shops.

If you have any questions, please get in touch here or on hjhcholidaycamp@gmail.com

#SummerFun #GetInvolved #HockeyRevolution

Summer Camp Poster

Summer Camp 2019 Registration