Shortened & updated version of e mail issued to members on 13th March 2021
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We hope this message finds you and your families well and healthy and looking forward to relaxed restrictions later this month. The pandemic has been difficult for us all in different ways and our sincerest condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one at this time.
With the lifted restrictions, we hope to have all groups back playing on w/c 26th April. Please keep an eye out on your WhatsApp groups for messages from your coaches.
Also, we are in the process of establishing whether an extended Summer season is an option and will let you know as soon as possible. This is dependent on sufficient interest from members, coaches and pitch availability.
Please also watch out for an e mail from the Membership Secretary shortly regarding remaining membership fees.
As a new committee we would now like to take this opportunity to share with you some of our exciting plans for the future of Boyne Hockey Club. The Committee is developing a five year strategy for the development and expansion of the club, as follows:
1. Growth of club membership and upgrading of the existing club facilities. We are reviewing options for additional playing facilities, a new club house and recruitment of new members from across a wider community;
2. Raising awareness and increasing the profile of Boyne Hockey Club within Leinster Hockey and the wider hockey community;
3. Introduction of a Senior League Team within the club;
4. Up-skilling of coaches and additional coach recruitment by providing additional skills courses and workshops for coaches. The committee is reviewing the possibility of having a part-time professional coach.
To achieve these five year goals, we need YOUR help. We are lucky that we have a strong club structure with committed volunteers. To move to the next level the club will require additional funding and more volunteers. This is where we need your help, and depending on the level of your involvement, may require only a few hours of your time monthly.
We are particularly looking for volunteers for the following areas:
a) Finance sub-committee
b) Marketing and Communications
c) Coach and Supervisor roles (we will be looking for additional coaches and supervisors (eg. Covid supervisors) and we will provide the training – you don’t have to have played hockey.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ANY interest in getting involved or can help in any way (contacts, ideas, volunteering, coaching, supervising, etc.).
Lastly, please check out the Boyne Hockey Club new Instagram account @boynehockey2009 and please follow, like and share. The Facebook @BoyneHC and Instagram accounts will be used with the Boyne Hockey Club website (www.boynehockey.ie) for more informal club communications, hockey/sport- relevant information and picture sharing.
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon,
Boyne Hockey Club Committee