Disappointed to report that the pitch is still white in parts and frozen solid all over. With very little chance of it clearing in time for training and safety being my main priority, I have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel training. Please spread the word.
No prizes for guessing that the U12 East League is cancelled this Sunday. Also cancelled is the Meadowmill Indoor Tournament that our U10s and U12s were due to go to on Sunday too.
Hopefully by Wednesday we will have had a big thaw so that training can go ahead. Get those fingers and toes crossed….if they aren’t frozen!
Given the heavy snow and cold temperatures that are forecast for tomorrow, we have decided to cancel training tomorrow, Wednesday 28th February. Spread the word please!
Tournament season is nearly upon us so here’s some dates for your diary…
Sunday 4th March – Meadowmill Indoor Tournament for U10 (10am-12pm) and U12 (12.30pm-3pm)
Sunday 11th March – Dunbar Festival at Hallhill for U8 (am), U10 (late am-early pm), U12 (pm) & U14 (late pm)
Saturday 17th March – Compass Tournament at Aubigny for U11 GIRLS (9am – 12pm)
Sunday 25th March – Haddington Tournament at Aubigny for U8 (9.30am-10.30am), U10 (10.45am-12.45pm), U12 (1pm-3pm), & U14 (3pm-5pm). We will need volunteers to provide home baking, man the stall (on shift system), coach, umpire and general runners.
Sunday 29th April – Gullane Tournament for U8, U10, U12 & U14 venue and times TBC.
Saturday 23rd June – Haddington 700 Tournament at Aubigny, times TBC.
End of Season Celebration – June, TBC
Team Coordinators will be in touch soon to get numbers.
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.
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
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 –
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.