Weekly Update - we're back - a bumper weekend ahead to start the season !

Weekly Update - we're back - a bumper weekend ahead to start the season !

By Shelagh Everett
3 September
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Lots of news this week ... don't miss out on the start of season news, wha'ts on and important updates !

Busy Weekend at the Club plus a few road closures !
Its a real #OneClubFourSports weekend with Junior Football and Lacrosse back, 3 cricket matches and all the hockey we're putting on plus the Talent Academy Trials(150 players and parents !)

What a 4 days of hockey we have ahead of us to fully kick off the season for all !
We know the Performance squads have been pounding the turf for weeks now (and are looking good!) over the next few days we welcome all others groups back to training and matches !

Saturday 3rd September
Come down and watch some hockey at the club - bar menu will be available.
L1 v Didsbury and Brooklands (12 to 3.30pm)
M3 v Didsbury (3pm)
M1 v Deeside (4pm)
Good luck to all teams and to the mens teams away and Ladies 2 at the Manchester Tournament looking to defend their title

Sunday 4th September
See road closure information below !
- Junior Registration and first training session (cubs to Under 12's (year 7) from 10am - see Pitchero Message from Anna Mawby with details

- Eighteen Hockey will be here from 10am with their new stock, some bargains and the opportunity to demo sticks

- new Talent Academy Open Trials from 12.45 to 17:45), only those invited via the England Hockey Talent System Nominations Process can attend and invitation have been send out. Its a major milestone to be one of 17 Clubs nationally hosting a TA ...but alot of work ! Lets show off Timperley in the best possible light to visiting players and parents

- M1 are playing at Bowdon (v an Edinburgh teams) at 12.30 and more silverware opportunities for the Ladies 3/4s at the Manchester Tournament

Monday 5th September
-Timperley U14 and U16 Registration and first training session (17:15 to 18:45) see email from Anna Mawby and be down from 17:00 to register

- More Talent Academy Trials from 18:45 to 21:00 !

Tuesday 6th September
- Senior Team Training is back and we move to the full in season timings !
- Juniors in year 10 and above playing in senior teams are welcome to attend
- Juniors in year 9 and below are strictly by invitation only
- new adult members welcome !
- new times for some groups (M3 - 4 (and U18's at 7pm, M5 - 8 (excl U18's) are 8.15pm)
- GK sessions will start soon and the rota and invite to senior keepers will go out soon

One Club Training Schedule from 3rd September - all teams all ages #OneClub

Patty Challenge Cup v Bowdon Saturday 10th September
Next weekend we raise a glass or two to our much missed former club legend Pat Marston - we've 16 Games v Bowdon from Beavers to the 1's
- we've a huge cup in Patty's memory up for grabs kindly donated by the Horan Family
- get your availability updated and be part of the day played Ryder Cup Style with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw !
- first played for in April 2021 Bowdon pipped up by 1/2 a point so lets win the trophy back next weekend for Patty !
- We've also got the 1's games at Timperley - Ladies 1 (4pm) Mens 1 (6pm)

Getting ready for the new season !
- The THC online Kit Shop is now open and will close on 14th September see full details
THC Kit Orders and Shop - updates and key information A new stock of THC Socks is being sorted and will be available hopefully later this month to buy direct from the club
- Eighteen Hockey will be here from 10am on Sunday 4th with their new stock, some bargains and the opportunity to demo sticks
- The Dentist will be down on Sunday 11th September

- TSC annual Playing Subs are due by 30th September (or by 23rd September is paying by instalments) See full update on Hockey Fees and Subs

One of our two big hot water heating cylinders croaked in August and we are now with the help of John McGuire, hockey Vice Present and former stalwart, undertaking work to look at not just the hot water heater but the energy system and our energy efficiency. We've had an initial review and a further specialist survey is planned. To fix the current cylinder is a ten figure sum (yes £10k +) so the club needs to make sure we fully evaluation the options and invest members funds wisely.

We do have hot water but only half the capacity - we know its not ideal but when you see the figures involved hopefully everyone will agree we need to get the right long term solution. We are on it and John is doing a great job and we than him for his time and expertise to help us get the best solution for the club. So please don't curse if for a few more weeks the showers may be chilly after your game! If showering earlier in the day - please also shower as quickly as you can to save and share the hot water we have with others as it takes time to re heat the one working heater !

Road closures, Traffic and doing your bit !
Please do your bit to help us make the traffic flow, parking and shared use as stress-free as possible on Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th and Monday 5th! Please car share if possible to reduce cars on site, if local walk, cycle or park off site( as you'll know the best places to park). The bar staff will be stretched and busy so lets be courteous to all and patient as the club is full to the brim ! The Traffic Flow One Way System will be in operation - pelase respect it and exit the club via Wood Lane.

Socials are back .... some dates for the diary ...
- Cocktail Night - Friday 16th September
- THC does Oktoberfest - Saturday 29th October
- Grand Timperley Auction Finale and weekend craft beer event - 4th to 6th November
- THC does Race Night with a Difference - Saturday12th November

More reasons to cycle, walk or car share to the club !
Sunday 4th September – Altrincham 10k has road closures from until 11.30am (with only Stamford New Rad due to be closed til 12noon)
Check your route especially if coming to Junior Hockey at the Club

Advance Warning - Friday 9th to Sunday 11th September
M56 Road Closures all weekend between:
• junctions 9 to 5 will be closed for eastbound traffic (heading towards Manchester)
• junctions 5 to 8 will be closed for westbound traffic (heading away from Manchester)

...and finally, some small improvements happening over the next few week
- we've now got reusable plastic glasses to take out side so help the environment and please return to the bar or collection boxes (don't chuck !!)
- join our club force volunteer day to spruce up the club (details to follow)
- blue pitch fence kick boards are being replaced where needed and painted
- we've a new shelter for our match officials to replace the little gazebo met a sorry end in the wind at the ladies vets
- and we've a new shinny banner for our new Ladies 1s sponsor - PGN Kitchens more news on the new sponsorship deal this week

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