Return to Play - Step 4 / 5 - Introduction and Overview
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1. Return to Play - Step 4 / 5 - Introduction and Overview


This page will be updated with latest updates on playing procedures and arrangements under Step 4 - please support us to keep THC a safe environment for everyone to enjoy their hockey and help contain the spread of the Covid virus

See Latest News items for details - We have tested our processes since w/c 10th August and completed 17 training sessions under Step 4 and individual small group coaching.

Hockey specific rules and guidance must be read in conjunction with Timperley Sports Club Procedures and Rules including those on Social Distancing effective from 15th September 2020.

We have now formally moved to Step 4 Return to Play.

Please note: pitches must only be used for club approved training, coaching or matches. Do Not Use the Pitches at any time outside of the THC managed and controlled sessions as part of our approach to creating a safe and compliant environment in line with EH Step 4 Guidance.

Andrew Foster has been appointed our THC Covid Officer and joined the Hockey Committee. Fozzy will be working with a small Covid Support team to cover every coaching session and match. If you have tested positive for Covid and been to the club contact Fozzy asap on 07736 363655

Attendance for every session (match or training) has to be reported to EH and no one must use the pitches in any way without permission and following our new operating procedures. Disciplinary action may be taken if this Rule is broken.

We will be continuing to offer 121, small group and masterclass coaching where pitch space / coach availability permits - please contact Mark Talbot and use the booking form below.

From 22nd August friendly matches will also start. We are looking at options to use pitch slots that are free on Friday evening, potentially Saturday and Sunday afternoons to arrange internal club games for academy and seniors to offer more hockey. These will be managed in line with the Stage 4 Guidance.

In moving to Step 4 individuals and the club have a range of responsibilities, and further briefings are planned for all those involved in running teams or coaching.

See the EH Guidance and our own THC Briefings Sheets that will be uploaded shortly.

ALL PLAYERS (parents) , coaches and umpires MUST complete the new EH Participation Agreement to play hockey of any kind (training, internal games or matches). Please complete asap so we can reduce the volunteer admin time spent checking if everyone directly involved in hockey at THC has completed the form

Everyone attending any session must be registered in advance and have had their attendance confirmed. This will work in different ways for different groups and more details will follow

Please watch the EH Return to Play Video

Players and parents should familiarise themselves with the EH Stage 4 Guidance attached as this is what you are consenting and agreeing to by submitting the EH form and no EH Form no play.

This area of the website will be developed over the next few weeks / months as Hockey and Covid Advice and Guidance evolves and changes.


Academy Training Update - Return to Play 10th September 2020

Academy Update - Important Information to be completed by all parents / carers to support return to Play 28th August 2020

THC Weekly Update - Key Step 4 Update 15th August 2020

THC Important Update Implementing Step 4 - 9th August 2020

THC Update - Move from Step 2 to Step 4 announcement - 8th August 2020

THC Return to Play Step 2 - 30th May (updated 3rd June) 2020


TSC Social Distancing Operational Procedures - 15th Sept 2020


EH Step 4 - Getting Back n the Pitch - full guidance


EH Step 4 Info Graphic


EH Covid Match Day and Training Infographic