Covid Updates

6th August 2021 


In line with Government and England Hockey guidance we’re now moving back to normal and will be restarting Season 21/22 at the normal time. As such our plans are:

Club Day – Sat 4th September 2021 – 12 noon to 4pm

Club Day is an opportunity for our Club to come together, reacquaint ourselves with which end of the stick to hold and play some fun matches for our Juniors, Mens and Ladies. We’ll have a BBQ, cakes and beers.   

Junior training – Sunday mornings – Cubs and Juniors 9am to 10am; Badgers 10.15am to 11.30am

  • From 5th September 2021 to 5th December 2021
  • From 9th January 2022 to 3rd April 2022

Senior training – Tuesday nights 7.30pm to 9pm

  • 7th September 2021 to 7th December 2021
  • 4th January 2022 to 29th March 2022

If you’re new and would like to join us ping Mark a message on 07973963539 or mwjmail [at] and we’ll sort you out. You’d be most welcome.

EBHC Committee

Wednesday 28th April 2021 

Quick confirmation of our plans over the next few weeks.
  • Senior training – Senior training will stay as-is on Tuesday evenings from 19.30 to 21.00 until 18th May. After that it will go to 20.00 to  21.00 until the end of June.
  • Men’s Summer League – The Men’s Summer League matches against Worcestershire teams are in Spond. There are ten matches, starting on May 20th.
  • Ladies/Badgers Intra-Club matches – we’ve got Saturday afternoon’s booked from 12.00 to 13.30 throughout May for some Club matches.   
  • Cubs, Juniors and Badgers – Junior training will stay as-is on Sunday mornings from 09.00 to 10.00 for Cubs and Juniors and 10.15 to 11.30 for Badgers 18th May. After that we’ll be moving to Tuesday evenings from 19.00 to 20.00 until the end of June.       
There will be occasional other playing opportunities we’ll let you know about in due course. 
  • Training – As the original season ended on 20th April the sessions starting from last night (Tues 27th April) are now outside of the season and will be charged at £4 per session, payable via Spond (we’ll request a payment from you). 
  • Matches – All Summer matches are £6.50 per person for Seniors and Badgers.   
We’ll communicate a more comprehensive update by email to all Club members. 
Hope that’s ok. Any questions or concerns to Coaches or anyone on the Committee. 

EBHC Committee

Thursday 1st April 2021 

After our recent survey the overwhelming response from Club members was they’d like to restart playing as soon as possible. To that end we’re going to restart Cubs, Juniors and Badgers training from Sunday 4th April and Seniors training sessions from Tuesday 6th April. Spond invites to follow, please complete them in the usual way. 

Our Club Committee will meet on April 19th where we’re going to plan what we can do for the rest of the Summer and to try and sort out proposals for our finances – specifically how to address who paid what in the disrupted 20/21 Covid season and how we take this forward into membership costs for 21/22. You’ll appreciate this might get a bit tricky. As an added complication TDMS have increased pitch hire costs by 15%.

As such the first training sessions before our Committee meeting on April 19th will be included in your membership for 20/21 if you paid them. If you didn’t they’ll be £4 per session. Any sessions after April 19th will be £4 per session as we’ll classify these as extra to the season and sort out the 20/21 situation in the cost of 21/22 membership. Sorry that sounds confusing. Questions welcome.
Stay safe everyone and look forward to seeing you soon.
EBHC Committe

Friday 26th March 2021  

England Hockey have today confirmed that hockey can restart from March 29th 2021. Details from England Hockey of the Return to Play guidance can be read here

We now ask Club members to complete this sort survey to help us understand your appetite for returning to hockey, what you’d like to do and when. We’ll use this to plan for our restart in the next few weeks. Clearly we rely upon The De Montfort School for pitch bookings and on our coaches and volunteers to run the Club but we hope to be back playing soon.   

Stay safe everyone and look forward to seeing you soon.

Friday 26th March 2021
EBHC Committee

 Thursday 4th March 2021  

The following update was posted to our Club WhatsApp groups this evening:

“Hi everyone, Firstly hope you’re all well. The Club Committee met tonight to start planning for when we’re allowed to return to hockey 😃🏑👍
However, and as usual, before we can confirm any plans we await guidance from the Government who will confirm to England Hockey what we can do and when.
Nevertheless we suspect you’re keen to get going so next week we’ll send you a survey to see what you’d like to do and when.
We can also confirm that all of our teams league matches have been abandoned and the leagues will restart in Season 21/22.
Stay safe everyone and very much looking forward to seeing you on a pitch soon!”
Thurs 4th Mar
EBHC Committee

 Saturday 3rd January 2021  

Back into Lockdown we go. All team sports have been suspended by the Government so we are cancelling all training and matches with immediate effect.

When we’ll be able to restart and what this means for the ability to complete Season 20/21 remains to be seen but we’ll let you know as soon as the situation changes. 

Stay safe everyone
 E&BHC Committee

 Wednesday 2nd December  2020  

After the end of Lockdown 2.0 England Hockey have confirmed that training and matches can restart in Tier 2 from Weds Dec 2nd 2020. 

However there are some restrictions:
  • Players cannot travel from Tier 3 e.g. Warwickshire to play to train in Tier 2
  • Tier 2 Clubs cannot play clubs in Tier 3, or vice versa
  • There is NO car sharing to any training or matches
  • Junior hockey is exempt from the above  

Matches resume on Sat Dec 5th, Junior training on Sun Dec 6th and Senior training on Tues Dec 8th. 
E&BHC Committee

 Wednesday 16th Sep 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…

 Saturday 5th Sep 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

 Saturday 14th August 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 ( 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 
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 and their COVID Support pages at

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. //