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October Camp – 12th-16th October – Sign up now!

Sign up for Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western’s October Camp is now available.

Our October Camp will take place the week beginning 12th October and will run for the full week. Similarly to our previous Summer Camps in 2020, our October Camp will still be adhering to COVID-19 guidelines as set by the Scottish Government, sportscotland and Scottish Hockey.

Therefore, the October Camp will have a maximum capacity of up to 50 places. We will also be splitting the session times. From 10.00am-12.00 noon will be our Primary session (children aged 4-11) and then from 1.00pm-3.00pm is our Secondary session (children aged 12-17). You can book your child(ren) in for all five sessions, which would cost £70.00 or you can sign them up for specific days, which would cost £15.00 per session.

To avoid your child(ren) missing out, please sign up by visiting our Junior Camps section of our website. There you will find the link to the sign up form and the Terms & Conditions set by the club. It is vitally important that you read the Terms & Conditions before signing your child(ren) up for the October Camp.

2020-21 Club Training at Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western Returns

Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western Hockey Club are delighted to announce the return of Men’s & Women’s Club Training for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

Men’s Club Training began on Wednesday (2nd September) and will continue every Wednesday night (unless stated) from 8.00pm – 9.30pm.

Women’s Club Training will begin on Monday 7th September from 6.30pm – 8.00pm and will run every weeknight on a Monday (unless stated).

We welcome players of all abilities, and we very much welcome new members to club training. For any enquiries, please contact us via our social media outlets or, alternatively, you can complete a Membership Request which should be available on the page you are currently viewing (to the right if viewing this page via PC/Laptop or below this article if on phone).

Club Statement – Covid-19 Phase 3 – New opportunities for hockey

Dear members,

The opening of the pitch has been successful and we thank you for your understanding and co-operation at this time.  With the progression into Phase 3, there have been some updates for hockey. The updates will differ for specific age groups: U12 (aged 11 and under), U18 (aged 12 to 17) and Adults.

Following are the main points:

U12 Guidelines

  • No social distancing required before, during or after sessions.
  • 10 players per playing area.
  • One coach or supervising adult must be present.
    • Coaches can deliver more than one session per day.

U18 Guidelines

  • No social distancing required during sessions.
  • Social distancing required before and after sessions (outside of hockey pitch government guidance must be followed).
  • 10 players per playing area,
    • If there are U16s in the group they must be accompanied by an over 18 coach or supervising adult.
    • Coaches can deliver more than one session per day.

Adult Guidelines

  • Maximum of 10 people from 5 households per playing area.
  • Coaches count as 1 household and should not coach more than 4 adult households per day.

If you wish to book a pitch let, please read the Club’s guidelines before arriving by clicking here.

Please remember to book a pitch let before arrival at the club and you must include all members taking part in your pitch let slot. This is important from a track and trace perspective. The link to the booking system has been sent to all members via e-mail.

The club still requires volunteers to ensure the pitch can be open throughout the day. If anyone is able to help out, please contact the club’s COVID Officer, Jenny Eadie.

Junior Summer Camps – Now open for bookings – Limited spaces available

Following recent changes to Government guidelines, Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western Hockey Club are delighted to announce that two Summer Sports Camps will take place.

Our first Summer camp will run from Monday 20th July until Friday 24th July, and our second Summer Camp will take place from Monday 3rd August until Friday 7th August.

In line with guidelines set by the Government, sportscotland and Scottish Hockey, the Camps will be split into two separate sessions. Session 1 will take place from 10.00am till 12.00 noon and is for ages 4-11 (Primary 1-7).  Session 2 will take place from 1.00pm till 3.00pm for ages 12-17 (S1-S6).

To sign your child(ren) up to the camps will cost £70.00 for all five sessions in the week or £15.00 per session. Due to restrictions, the Summer Camps will be limited to 50 spaces per session.  We will also not be able to offer early drop off and late pick up services.

For more information and how to sign your child(ren) up for our, please visit our dedicated Junior Camps page by clicking here.

Club Statement – Hockey Restart – Hockey facilities now open for use

Dear Members,

Many of you will have seen the recent announcement that outdoor sports pitches are able to open from the 29th June. We, as a club, have been working to enable the pitch opens in line with the current guidelines. The pitch will be open from tomorrow, Tuesday 30th June.

There will be a number of rules in place to ensure the safety of members. The pitch will be split into four quarters each allowed a maximum of 8 members from 3 different households. There will be an online booking system in place. For members to make a pitch let booking, you will have all received an email from the club with a link enabling you to make appropriate bookings if you wish. You will be required to input your email address and full name as well as the contact details and names for each member of the group in the booking. This is critical from a track and trace perspective. Please sign up and use this for pitch bookings. Admission to the pitch will not be granted unless a pitch let has been booked.

Each pitch let will be one hour long, but we ask that you vacate the pitch after 55 minutes to reduce the numbers entering and exiting the grounds. Each member at this time is restricted to one hour per day. 

Members who are found to be playing on the pitch without booking or more than one hour with different households will be subjected to a warning, then if re-occurrence a subsequent ban. We hope it does not come to this, and ask that you respect the safety of others, including those on site who are volunteering their time to ensure the running of the club. Cricket will be using the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and some areas of the grass to train on, so we please ask you respect them and keep your distance.

There will be hand sanitiser units around the grounds and pitch, please use these when entering and exiting and at any necessary time in between. There will be signs and taping clearly indicating direction, reminding of social distancing and indicating areas which are not to be used. Common surfaces will be cleaned daily, but we ask you avoid any unnecessary contact with surfaces.

All equipment must be brought with you as none will be provided, the inside facilities will not be open for use including for use of the toilets. Juniors (U16) will have to be accompanied by an adult, this can be in the form of one playing adult member or one non-playing adult who can supervise from the grass at the side of the pitch.

Please refer to the attached document for more information regarding pitch bookings, player access and on pitch rules and guidance. We ask you read this before turning up to the pitch. Any questions please get in touch and any feedback or suggestions are welcomed.

Kind Regards,

Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western Hockey Club Committee