Following the recent Government instruction to “Stay At Home” and to only travel for essential purposes, and in line with updated guidance from Scottish Hockey, all training sessions for both adults and Juniors, including Friday Night Junior Hockey, are cancelled until at least the end of January.
This will be reviewed as the Government makes further announcements.
Members will still be able to book the pitch via Skedda for informal exercise subject to the updated guidance and current household rules – this is for a single household group, or a group that contains no more than 2 people from 2 different households. Children under the age of 12 do not count towards this number.
Bookings can be made on the Skedda website (link below) and will be subject to our volunteers being available to open the pitch. Please note that bookings for U16s will need to be supervised by an adult from the side of the pitch.
We all know that this has been a very different season. The usual routine has been disrupted. Despite this, the section has made great efforts to adhere to the guidelines and to keep activity going for both junior and senior members. One affect of the disruption was the delay to the Annual Players’ Meeting, which is traditionally held in spring. The meeting’s purpose is to review the year and vote in office bearers, most importantly the two representatives who will represent the section for the club’s Executive Committee but also find other volunteers who will be vital to running a successful club. Due to the constraints of the current guidelines, we are now keen to hold the meeting on Zoom.
The meeting will be on Friday 27th November, 7.30pm start. The meeting details have been sent out to all members.
I will restrict the meeting to an hour maximum. The agenda will be a short “state of the nation” update and then election of office bearers for next year.
If you have any issues you wish to be covered, we will have an ‘Any Other Business’ part of the meeting and I would ask if you could please notify myself or Rachel Brewer in advance.
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.
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.