New Teams!

Given our strong numbers at U14 level this season, we have decided to enter an U16 team into the East Leagues when they resume in September. Any player under the age of 16 on 1st of September 2018 will be able to play, as will anyone still U14 but deemed able enough to play at that level. The format of games is different to the U14 league in that they are played at home and away venues as opposed to a central venue. Also, games take place on a Sunday afternoon rather than morning, and games progress to 11-a-side. Training for this squad will take place on Wednesdays 7pm-8pm, starting in August.

 

We have also decided to enter a Haddington Development team into the Ladies East District League, starting in September. This team is open to any female aged 14 plus, and will be a mix of school aged players and adults, playing 11-a-side. The purpose of the team is twofold – 1. To help bring on the skills of the young girls so they can advance from youth hockey to our ladies first team and beyond. 2. To provide adult females with the opportunity to play a more social and local level of hockey than the current ladies firsts who play National League. Training will be on Wednesdays 7pm-8pm and games on Saturday afternoons either home or away, around Edinburgh and the Lothians. There is lots to be ironed out before the season starts but for now I am looking to hear from interested players for both the U16s and the Development Team. Drop me a message or grab me at training. And, of course, spread the word!

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P1 intake

When we return after the Easter holidays, our U8 session (4pm-4.45pm) will be open to P1s. If you would like to sign your child up please go to the “Join Youth Section” part of our website and complete the form. All children must be signed up prior to coming along so that we have the necessary information. Sticks and shinguards can be provided but children should have their own gumshield.

Look forward to meeting some new faces very soon!

Children in Need

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

U14 (S1 & S2) Training

Now that we are a few weeks into the new season, it is clear that the 5pm-6pm session is very busy. Whilst we want as many children as possible playing hockey, we also want them to enjoy it and be safe. In order to continue to provide a safe, quality and fun environment, we have decided to move U14 (S1 & S2) training back an hour to 6pm-7pm, as of Wednesday 20th September.

We appreciate this change might not suit everyone but we feel this option is preferable to having lots of children on a waiting list. If this change means your child will no longer be able to play hockey then please get in touch.

Suzanne

Hockeyfest is here!

#hockeyfest is coming to Haddington on Saturday 2nd September!

A celebration of all things hockey in Haddington with schools, club and community coming together for a day of fun and games. Whether you’re a player or a supporter, a 5 year old or a 95 year old, a male or a female, a novice or an expert, and even if you have no stick, you can take part! #noexcuses

Timings are as follows (roughly) –
9am – Compass School Training
9.30am – Knox S1 V Preston Lodge HS
10.15am – Knox S2/3 Girls and Boys V Preston Lodge HS
11am – Knox Seniors V tbc
11.45am – Mixed Youth Games (U8, U10, U12)
12.30pm – Family Fun Mixed Games for all ages and abilities
1.30pm – Competitive 11-a-side match for 14 years+ male and female
There will be teas, coffees, hot rolls and home baking on sale, and a tombola for you to try your luck! Leisure Time Sports and Aratac Hockey will be there with sticks, bags, socks etc for you to kit yourself or your child out for the season ahead.
It’s sure to be a great day but we could do with a little help from you all. Can junior members please bring some home baking to sell and ladies/gents bring a bottle (soft and alcoholic) and a bag of sweets or chocolate for the tombola. Can senior players also bring any spare sticks they have please. Thank you!
Come on, get involved and join the #hockeyrevolution 👊
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New On-Line Registration Forms

Our registration forms are now on-line and can be accessed via the Haddington Youth Hockey section of the website. It is a long form but collects the same information as the old paper one. The details are required for insurance purposes. Could all players who are returning to training please complete our registration form before training starts on Wednesday, 23 August. Any problems please contact us or send us an email.

All parents registering will be added to our mailing list, to receive Haddington Hockey news direct to your email inbox. As part of improving communication between players, parents and coaches we have a TeamApp account which we use to update you on fixtures, match and league news and kit recycling. Join TeamApp here or go to (https://www.teamapp.com) and search for ‘HJHC’. Please do also follow Haddington Hockey on Facebook where we regularly add news and photos from all of the Haddington Hockey teams.

Youth Training Dates

Yup that’s it, summer is over 😟 On the bright side though, that means the new hockey season is here *yay!*

Training resumes Wednesay 23rd August at the following times –

U8 (P2&P3) – 4pm – 4.45pm

U10 (P4&5) – 4pm – 5pm

U12 (P6&7) – 5pm – 6pm

U14 (S1&S2) – 5pm – 6pm

U18 (S3-S6) – 6pm – 7pm

Other dates to note are –

Hockeyfest – a celebration of all things hockey in Haddington. Saturday 2nd September 9am-3pm. More information to follow.

U14 League -starts Sunday 24th September. Full fixtures to follow once they are released.

U12 League – starts Sunday 1st October. Full fixtures to follow once released.

Haddington Festival – Sunday 5th November. U8s 10.30am – 11.45am; U10s 12pm – 2pm; U12s 2.15pm – 4.15pm *times are approximate at this stage*

Tesco Bag Pack – November, exact date to be confirmed.

Onesie Training – Wednesday 6th December at usual training times 

Christmas Party – Wednesday 13th December, approximately 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

S1-S6 Christmas Bowling and Nandos – 15th December tbc.

That’s all for now 😊