All posts by Donald Amour

Circuit Breaker – Scottish Hockey Guidelines

Scottish Hockey have announced new guidelines for training on Friday 9th October.

The latest guidelines can be found here. Following Scottish Government’s announcement, senior contact sport is not permitted. As a result, hockey matches for those over the age of 18 are not allowed and the leagues which were due to start on 17th October or 24th October have been delayed.

Those over 18 can, however, train as long as they are observing 2m distancing. Following this advice the club has revised its training schedule for the next two weeks and the schedule can be found here.

We have reduced the number of people on the pitch at any one time to make physical spacing easier and reduce any potential risks. This decision means there will be less sessions available overall until further notice.

Please also note, that for the areas in Scotland which have higher government restrictions, there are specific travel restrictions in place. In these areas you are advised not to travel outside your local health board area. Glasgow Health Board covers Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Glasgow City and East & West Dunbartonshire.

If you intend to train, please remember the COVID protocols. Do not attend if you have any symptoms, don’t attend if you share a household with someone with symptoms, or is awaiting a test or is self isolating. If you have any doubts, then our advice would be to avoid training.

Kind Regards

Donald Amour

Clydesdale Hockey Club – Chairman

Can you lend a hand in Clydesdale’s refurb prjoect?

The club is looking for volunteers to help for the beginning of the Refurbishment.

We have had club volunteers begin stripping walls in the lounge and back bar over the past few days. The contractors are due to start on Monday 21st September and the club needs the walls stripped for then.

Therefore, as much help required is needed this week. The club are looking for small COVID compliant teams to work through in the day time and evenings. A small group has already began work on the wall beside the away changing room (see below) but given the level of work, the club are in urgent need of more helpers.

If you would like to help, please contact us or book a time slot to come in via Skedda.

Clubhouse Refurbishment Project

Clydesdale Cricket & Hockey Club are delighted to announce that its clubhouse will be undergoing a full refurbishment.

Club president Craig Madden has announced the club’s commitment to refurbish the lounge, members bar and other areas of the clubhouse.

The club will upgrade these areas for the benefit of members and visitors with a project budget of £35,000. This represents a major investment for the club, which is also committed to providing the highest standard of playing surfaces for both cricket and hockey.

To help support this cause, the club has also set up a Just Giving page. The club would be hugely appreciative of any donations – small or large – to help in the refurbishment project. We would like to take the time to thank those who have so generously contributed already, especially given the current climate.

The project will fully begin in the coming weeks. If any members would like help with the many aspects of the project, please get in touch with the club’s committee.

‘Jockey’ is back! Friday Night Junior Hockey returns on 14th August

Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western Hockey Club are delighted to announce the return of Friday Night Junior Hockey.

‘Jockey’ as its more commonly known at Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western is the club’s busiest junior training night for boys and girls starting from as young as 4 years old.

Abiding by Government, sportscotland and Scottish Hockey guidelines, restrictions that have already been set by the club will remain in place but we are able to offer junior hockey in groups of up to 10 kids in each quarter pitch.

If you are interested in signing your child(ren) up for the 2020-21 ‘Jockey’ programme, there are TWO steps that need to be completed:

  1. Parents/Guardians – including those who signed up last season – must have a Junior Hockey membership account set up via the club’s membership system, ClubBuzz. For previous members of last season, you will have received an email from the club regarding membership renewal. Your account will still be available to use but you will need to enter your username and password to gain access. Information on the renewal process for ClubBuzz can be found here.
  2. To have an accurate list of Friday Night Junior Hockey members, we also will need Parents/Guardians to complete a Friday Night Junior Hockey form.

For Parents/Guardians on the night of Junior Hockey sessions – the Beer Garden and Clubhouse Bar is now open and the club would be delighted to see you. But with guidelines still in place, a Pre-Booking form is required to be completed, as to is a Terms & Conditions form. This is simply for track and trace purposes. Failure to complete both of these forms will mean that the Bar Staff will refuse you (and any potential party) entry to the Clubhouse and Beer Garden.

A list of dates and sessions splits are listed below:

5.00-6.00pm: Up to Primary 4
6.00-7.00pm: P5 and P6
7.00-8.00pm: P7 and S1
8.00-9.00pm: S2 and above

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