Another week of Lockdown 3.0 and we've seen all weathers and hope everyone is keeping safe, well and Covid free. Catch up with this week's updates from THC
This week we marked the sad passing of Tom Einstein a member of the Club for over 60 years - former Men's Hockey Chair and TSC Honorary Life Member. Tom was a true gentleman and is remembered as always smiling. Remembering Tom and sharing a small selection of photos of his many exploits at the Club has triggered many memories - including our photo of the week from the late 1960's at Llandudno Easter Festival - more of this later ! Thank you to everyone who has shared memories of Tom and left message on The Timperley Hockey Facebook Page
Tribute to Tom Einstein
Last Person Standing - sign up by 22nd January
Thanks to everyone whose entered so far - with 51 entries now looked in we have a prize pot of £150 and this will increase with more entries. Find out more about Last Player Standing and how it work and how to enter or simply CLICK HERE to ENTER LPS or see attached leaflet.
If you can support this fundraiser it will really will make a difference to helping us through this season financially - the next bill coming in that we need to pay is our England Hockey Affiliation at just under £3,000
Rolling back the years ....memories of THC
Digging out, and sharing, the photo's to remember Tom have sparked many memories. Directly for the players and friends who knew Tom and more indirectly about all things 'hockey of yesteryear' and how we could use Lockdown to help build on and capture our club history in photos, film (or moving pictures for youngsters!), artefacts, programmes and memories of festivals and tours remembering Llandudno, Scarborough, Weymouth, Blackpool and more. The eagle eyed will notice that the Mens are wearing the Timperley Blue and Black 'halves' shirts and we'd love to try and locate one of the old shirts to display.
The 2021/22 Season will be the Centenary of Women's Hockey at Stockport Rd when Timperley Ladies first came to the Club (after being somewhat nomadic since their first games in 1913. This is an ideal opportunity for us to bring together photos and memories of women's hockey at the Club too so what better time than in lockdown to have a dig through old photos and files and see what we can unearth! We'll also be trying to track down as many former ladies members as we can in the run up to the celebrations.
If you'd be interested in getting involved and helping please contact Shelagh Everett or any of the usual suspects and lets see if we can bring together and share our rich history
Academy Fees - chasers !
With no registration day and many parents helping the Club by paying the TSC element of annual fees (£65) over the summer we know the academy fee arrangements have been a bit complex this season. The great news is all bar a couple of players have paid their TSC Annual Sub (£65) but there are a number of player for whom we haven't yet received the Hockey Academy fee element -and we will be following up in the next week with reminders. Hockey will go on to well into May and potentially beyond so there will still be lots of hockey on at the Club - including more mini tournaments for younger players.
Any outstanding Academy Fees can be paid via Pitchero:
Any queries contact Shelagh Everett or Anna Mawby.
Bluesletter No. 8 - out now !
Take a look at another bumper edition of our #OneClubFourSports regular Newsletter (attached). Find out about: how as a Club we're preparing to Bounce Back from Covid and start on the road to recovery after c 90% of our bar income will have been lost in 12 months; community activity and a special link to Pat Marston; section updates including the planned return of girls cricket and the opportunity to join the cricket sections third team as a scorer as they grow to six weekend teams !
Did you enjoy the Great Timperley Auction ? Fancy getting involved in helping round up this year's 'Lots' and get involved ? We're looking for 2-3 volunteers from hockey to join the other sections and see if we can hit even higher fundraising heights , banter and the opportunity to pick up some cracking Lots. Get in touch if you'd like to get involved !
...and finally thank again for all the hockey support for the 300 Club - we had a 'hockey' clean sweep in the Draw on 16th January with hockey folks winning all five prizes totally £305 and Jo Robinson also won a nice bottle of Champagne too and Will Reynolds picking up the £140 1st Prize !
Stay safe and here's to another week of preparing to bounce back to hockey!