A great day was had by Academy, Juniors and Seniors at our first Club Day (for many years) which was organised as part of England Hockey’s National Club Weekend.
The Academy kicked off the day with their first session of the new year. A lot of familiar faces missing – they turned up later on in the morning as the latest additions to our junior cohort – but plenty of new ones. Big thanks to Craig and Lee for helping out this week, and as usual to Neil, plus our ever-keen junior helper Jess!
Here’s a nice picture of the Academy players, parents and helpers at the end of the session.
It was fantastic to see such a great turnout of junior and senior players for the next session – a fitness and skills assessment. The enthusiasm and commitment to that first fitness test bodes well for the season!
And to round off the day, the Mens 1s and Fathom players hosted Northop Hall for a friendly. Some very promising spells, and some very rusty periods, ended in a 4-3 win to the visitors, and plenty of stuff to work on in training.
Well done to everyone who took part today, and helped organise it. If you have any more photos of the day, send them through and we’ll put them on the site.
The 2014 season is upon us! A welcome back to those returning for more fun and success. A warm welcome to those coming for the first time, and we hope you have as much fun as possible here with us.
We have a new club Webmaster appointed – many thanks to James Partington for taking on the role of webmaster. He has many ideas how we can improve communication thoughout the club using technology and will be giving regular updates via the website, Facebook and Twitter. If you have any comments or suggestions feel free to contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, as the new season begins, let’s enjoy our training, take it out onto the pitch and turn it into successes, and then come back and enjoy all that the club has to offer. Best of luck!
We start the season with England Hockey’s National club day promotion including the start of the Academy on Saturday September 6th 2014.
The Academy training sessions run from 10am to 11:30, and will be followed on the 6th by the Hockey Day event; all are welcome to come down to SJT and join in the fun. More details to follow, but the flyer is available here.
A hard-fought senior summer league – both men’s and mixed – has kept us supremely fit (!), so the new training sessions that are starting at 7:30pm on Wednesday the 3rd of September (for the seniors) will not phase us at all, or leave us even slightly tired.
Training is on the SJT astroturf and begins at 7:30, so please turn up ready to start then. We’ll be finished by 9pm.