Festive Update from THC !

Festive Update from THC !

By Shelagh Everett
26 December 2020
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Run off the Christmas excess with even more festive hockey from THC!

Christmas Greeting from all at Timperley Hockey Club and we hope all involved in THC have adapted and enjoyed their Covid Christmas arrangements and the good news is a little bit of 'normal' returns this weekend as we continue festive hockey plans !

Boxing Day (+1) Hockey
The return of social club festive hockey has proved a really popular one - and we are pretty much at capacity and the following games will be happening on Sunday 27th December 2020:

- from 12noon Friends and Family 7's (4 teams creating one bubble of 30 to play a round robin)
- from 2.00pm two senior 11 a side Mixed Games - played concurrently. (we've 4 teams who one full game each due to Covid restrictions the teams 4 teams cant mix beyond their game)

We're are up to Covid Capacity for both at the moment. Pitchero invites went out earlier this week (based on those available) - lease respond if you have had so if you can't play we can reallocate your place to someone else. Sorry NO ROCK UPS to play as we are limited on numbers ! ALL EH Covid Restrictions apply - sadly no socialising pre / post games and follow the rule of 6 and social distancing BUT remember we are still playing unlike all the Club's now in Tier 4 where there's not senior matches now - so lets enjoy and stay safe doing so !

An email / message will be going out today to all down to play to confirm arrangements and EH Covid Rules / Restrictions - lets keep it a safe day and keep hockey on! Players bring a white and a blue shirt!

There will be no takeaway service at the Club on 27th December - so wrap up warm and bring a flask ! The loos will be open (wear a face covering in the building please)

28th December - more Vets !
Limbering up for the NY Challenge on 3rd January the Men's over 50's (and a few youngsters) will be playing Sale Vets on Monday 29th December around 2pm for anyone who fancies catching a hockey masterclass with slow-mo included and no double the replaying of many of the Club's greatest goals and defensive play!

Festive 7's - Final Round on Tuesday 29th December
Brilliant take up for this with 16 teams playing per evening and we're into the final round - don't forget to update Pitchero availability and respond to invites so we can maximise use of all the places available. Senior training will restart on 5th January.

NEW YEAR 'Pat Marston' Challenge v Bowdon 2nd / 3rd January
We're good to go - 24 fixtures all loaded on Pitchero so make sure you update availability for what should be a cracking weekend of festival style hockey with a healthy dash of competition as its v Bowdon ! Look out for more details all fixtures loaded for teams playing!

Outdoor Fitness with Rick Poole - Wednesday 30th December
Why not join in this weeks Fitness Session at the Club with Rick - arrive for 9.50am to sign in and get active after the festive excesses. All welcome £5 pay on the day.

Fab response to our TSC Foodbank collection
Thanks to everyone who made generous donations to our foodbank collection. It was the first time we've done this as a Club and the response was really positive - find out more about the drop off we did on 23rd December Foodbank donations delivered to Trafford South Food Bank

THC Festive Raffle - 27th December 12noon
We've also had an overwhelming response to our first THC Raffle so far - we're hit our target of raising £1,000 that will be matched by £1,000 from the the Barclays £4£ scheme - thanks to organiser Haroon Bangee and to everyone who has bought tickets and donated prizes. Final change to buy tickets today - as we will close sales this evening (19:00) to allow time to get everything sorted before the Draw at 12noon tomorrow. BUY THC Raffle Tickets here !

Academy update!
Lovely end to the 2020 sessions on 20th and 22nd December with our Academy festive games and some great outfits from players and coaches - thanks to all involved. Top effort from the Hornby's father and son festive outfits in our feature photo this week !

Sunday training will restart on: Sunday 10th January
Tuesday Training will restart on: Tuesday 5th January

The are U16/colts, Under 11, 10/9's games planned as part of the NY Challenge v Bowdon coming up so please respond to Pitchero Invites / update availability.

....a final thought....its been a different festive period for many reasons easier for some than others. Do take a bit of time to remember our wider hockey and club family and keep in touch with each other and those who may have been on their own, or had limited contact as spread a little #hockeyfamily support off the pitch.

Keep safe, lets do our bit to keep Greater Manchester in Tier 3 and keep hockey on for as long as possible and remember to social distance, follow the rule of 6 and wear a face covering when at the club.



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