Our friends Chris and Eleanor at Aratac Hockey are offering a 20% discount to hockey clubs in East Lothian. Aratac supply sticks, bags, clothing, gloves, and various hockey accessories. You may have seen them at our festivals and had your child badger you for some of their kit! You can view their range at http://www.aratac.com and the discount code is EASTL20. Happy shopping!
The deadline for ordering hoodies is tomorrow, Wednesday 6th December. Please email the club account with your order details including child’s name, size, and name to be printed on the back.
Christmas is coming and we are getting into the party season with some festive festivities!
Onesie/Christmas Jumpers/hats etc training night takes place on Wednesday 13th December, with each age group at their usual timeslot. Gumshields and shinguards are still required and as it is likely to be cold please still have plenty layers. This is the final training session of 2017, don’t miss it!
The Christmas Party takes place on Wednesday 20th December at Haddington Rugby Club. There will be party games, a chill out/quiet zone, and pizza. Dress code is whatever the kids want – Christmas jumpers, dressy, casual, club hoodies etc. The party will be for U8, U10 and U12 but they will be split into two timeslots because those U12s are just too cool to hang out with U8s 😉 The U8 and U10 party will run 4pm-5pm and U12s will be 5.15pm-6.15pm. As the times are pretty much the same as training times, we’ll assume everyone is coming. If your child can’t or doesn’t want to come, please let us know and we’ll adjust our food orders. The party is for the children only but if any parents would like to lend a helping hand, you would be more than welcome. Just get in touch and we’ll find you a job ☺
We’re not forgetting the U14 and U18 groups. Like last year, they will have a Friday afternoon in January where we’ll have a team outing to Nandos and bowling….or whatever it is that they want to do!
It’s time to order your club hoodies!
Please email the club account with your order detailing the following –
Size Child 5/6; 7/8; 9/11; 12/13 (£20); Adult small; medium; large; extra large (£22)
Name to go on back – surname, first name, nickname etc
Method of payment- cheque (payable to Haddington Junior Hockey Club) or bank transfer to 83 22 25; 00278930 with reference as child’s surname.
Order deadline is WEDNESDAY 6TH DECEMBER so that hoodies are here for Christmas.
The U14 East League has been cancelled for today due to frozen pitches.
Maja Robertson from our U12s is raising money for Children in Need by dribbling a hockey ball from Haddington to Longniddry along the railway walk. To add to Maja’s total, we have decided that training next Wednesday, 15th November, will be fancy dress/onesie/pjs/silly hat/pudsey ears etc night for £1 donation. It is not compulsory to take part but it would be good to show support to Maja and the Children in Need appeal #doyourthing #goodtogive #community
Numbers are looking good for our festival on Sunday but we do still have space if there is anyone who hasn’t yet signed up. Just email the club account or contact me directly.
We are also looking for donations of home baking to sell on the day so get channelling your inner Mary Berry! If that’s not your bag though, Cara and Fiona will need a hand on the food stall so please make yourself known to them.
Just a reminder that the Haddington Hockey Youth Festival takes place on Sunday 5th November at Aubigny Astro. Age group coordinators will be in touch soon to see who is available to play. Please respond to them as it helps me work out how many teams we can enter so that players get as much pitch time as possible.
The timings are as follows –
One of the best parts of living in town like ours is how people come together and put on great events for the community. One of the big ones in Haddington is the annual fireworks display which this year is on 4th November. Lorraine from the organising committee has been in touch to ask for some help from us – is there any adult member or parents who could help man the gates? It would from 6pm until 8.30pm and obviously you get to see all the lovely fireworks for free! If you can help please contact Lorraine on 07866240234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be running another Youth Umpiring Course on Wednesday 27th September 6.30pm-8.30pm at the Aubigny for anyone who missed the last one held earlier this year.
It’s open to players, coaches and parents who would like to learn more about the rules of youth hockey. After the session, attendees will have the knowledge and hopefully confidence to umpire matches at U8, U10 and U12 age groups.
If you would like to attend, please let me know.