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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

2020-21 Season to begin with Local Conferences

Plans to begin the 2020-21 hockey season in Scotland were announced last Friday, which will see the inception of temporary local conferences for clubs and teams playing in Scottish Hockey leagues.

Since the final weeks of August, many clubs – including Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western – returned to contact training and have since scheduled friendlies with other local clubs. However, with current COVID restrictions still in place, such as travelling, opportunities to play other clubs outside of the club’s district is prohibited until further notice. Which long term means the chances of a new season beginning in its normal format is currently doubtful.

But following consultation with clubs, and updated travel restrictions from the Scottish Government, Scottish Hockey (SHU) have organised competition which can now take place in the form of temporary local conferences. These conferences will involve Clydesdale Men’s 1st XI & 2nd XI and Clydesdale Western Ladies 1st, 2nd & 3rd XI respectively. For the remaining six Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western teams that play in West District leagues – confirmation regarding competition will hopefully be announced in due course.

Clydesdale Men’s 1st XI will be part of Men’s West Conference A alongside four familiar Men’s Premiership opponents from the West District. Clydesdale Western Ladies 1st XI are one of six teams that will be part of Women’s West Conference A. The M2s will be in Men’s West Conference B, whilst the L2s & L3s will be in Women’s West Conference B (see below).

The local conferences will run up till December of this year and will not impact on the normal format of National & Regional leagues. Any results recorded will also have no effect on a club/team’s current regular standing in a league and, with this, there will be no relegation or promotion in the organised conferences or for a club/team’s position in a league. For more information, please visit the SHU’s article on the proposed conferences including views from David Sweetman, Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Hockey.

Photo credit: Duncolm Sports Photography

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.

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.