Club updates

Weds September 16th 2020

Some exciting news! We’re pleased to confirm that Junior training will restart on Sun 27th Sep and Senior training on Tues 29th Sep. 
 
To be ‘COVID-safe’ we’ve had to make considerable changes to procedures both on and off the pitch. We’ll tell you about these changes, your responsibilities and what you need to do in the coming days. 
 
Your Committee and a number of other volunteers have worked super-hard to create as safe an environment as we can. It’s taken some time but we hope that you appreciate our efforts and we thank you for your patience. 
 
Look forward to seeing you all on the pitch in the next few weeks! 🏑👍😀  More soon…

 

Sat September 5th 2020

COVID Update from E&BHC Committee:
 
Our COVID plans are progressing well and we’re in discussion with The De Montfort School about pitch access. We’re aiming for our first training sessions to be end September or early October. 
 
Keep an eye out next week (w/c Mon 7th Sep) as all players/parents/guardians are going to need to complete some actions in order to be able to play or train. Hockey soon! :) Any questions are welcome.
 
E&BHC Committee
 

Sat August 14th 2020

COVID Update from E&BHC Committee: 
 
Firstly hope you’re all well. After this message we’re going to send you a survey about your willingness as players/parents to restart hockey. Please complete it as soon as you can. We need to know who wants to play.
 
You may have seen the announcement from England Hockey (https://eng.hockey/2EZbeTz) about moving to Step 4 of their Return to Play plan and being able to restart training and local matches.
 
This is a positive step but before hockey can resume all clubs are required to implement detailed guidance (see https://eng.hockey/31x27RE). 
 
In summary EBHC must:
– Appoint a COVID officer with overall responsibility for the Club’s COVID policies
– Complete a risk assessment
– Get all players to sign a Participant Agreement before restart
– Establish a Track and Trace programme to notify England Hockey every time someone trains or plays matches 
– Change our processes for team sheets, payment, equipment use, training, spectating, umpiring, First Aid and travel.
 
We also need to seek approval from The De Montfort School to restart and to agree actions around signage for social distancing, pitch access and use of facilities.   
 
At the moment the Committee are coming up with an approach for our Club.  
 
Like you we’re keen to get back to playing as soon as we can but there’s a lot to do and our primary concern is for our players, spectators and volunteers.
 
The next time you’ll hear from us will with a short survey – please complete this as soon as you can. 
 
After that we’ll give you a clearer idea of what we expect to happen and when. 
 
Any questions are welcome. 
E&BHC Committee
 

April 20th 2020

Hockey in England is current suspended. Evesham & Badsey Hockey Club will follow the guidance of England Hockey as to when we can restart hockey and the actions that we need to take. 

The latest England Hockey news can be found at https://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?section=22 and their COVID Support pages at http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/page.asp?section=2633&sectionTitle=Covid%2D19+Club+Support

Clearly there’s currently much uncertainty as to how the situation unfolds and there will be substantial impacts on the way that both Hockey and our Club is run. We’ll be working to follow the guidelines and to deliver as safe an environment as we can for our players, supporters and volunteers. Keep an eye on the website and social media for our latest news.

https://www.facebook.com/Eveshambadseyhockey // https://twitter.com/eveshambadseyhc