October Update

Hey. So we’ve made it to the 10th month of the longest year ever.

Our Kit shop is open – but only until midnight on Sunday 18th October… You know you’ve only a week left to buy stuff, right? Best crack on!

This season depends on you, the member. We need you to be on the ball. You gotta have your track and trace form from England Hockey completed. You gotta have your Club Membership Form completed. You gotta have your subs paid. All the info regarding prices is available on the Membership page of our website… Yes, there are a lot of links here, but armed with all the information in one place, you can do your part.

In other, more fun (and slightly competitive news), we also have a Strava group! Come and join us.

Covid-19

England Hockey have updated their statement on the current Covid-19 pandemic. The full article can be read here.

At the remaining games, we will be following the recommendations provided by EH:

  • Facemasks will be disinfected before and after matches
  • Handshakes will be replaced with stick-taps https://twitter.com/Xenioshockey/status/1235819830562832384
  • Equipment will not be shared between players/umpires
  • Washing facilities will be available, with an appropriate provision of hygiene products

Any person who has developed a continuous cough/fever should follow advice from the NHS and stay at home. The full article can be read here.

DD20

Shop closes midnight on Saturday 14th

Ladies & Gentlemen, the Members’ Event of the year is here! This event is open to current adult/colt members and their +1s.

Tickets are priced at £25 and are *only* available on the website.

Dress code: Formal.

Menu choices are:

> Starter – Ham Hock Terrine / Homemade Tomato & Basil Soup

> Main – Roast Beef / Pork Tenderloin / Almond, Carrot & Cheese loaf (v) / Wild Mushroom & Kale Wellington (vg)

The full menu is available to view on the shop

Awards include Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Chairman’s Award, and much more.

Once we’ve eaten and presented all our awards, it’s time to enjoy the dancefloor, the DJ’s tunes, and the bar.

Kit Update!

You should all have your hoodies now – the other items are at the clubhouse waiting to be collected. Best make sure you visit sometime soon… Please note that only captains can hand out kits – the last thing we’d want is for any to go wandering off.

Sadly, some of the socks came in the wrong sizes. This has already been addressed, and we’ll have the right sizes very soon.

Kit (Update)

The kit is with the printers – as soon as we have them, we’ll let you know! We hope to have everything ready for when we reconvene in January. Christmas was a long-shot, and we tried, really we did – sadly, it just wasn’t possible.

Christmas

I know, I know – it’s only November… Trust me though, it’ll be here before you know it!

Final Training Dates:

  • Ladies – 3rd December
  • Men – 4th December
  • Juniors – 4th December

Returning Dates (2020!)

  • Ladies – 7th January
  • Men – 8th January
  • Juniors – 8th January

Christmas Socials

7th December – festive fun at the Den with food, drink, and optional Christmas clothing. £5 (adults), £2.50 (u18s). Doors at 7pm.

21st December – Santas Vs Elves Tournament. The annual favourite returns! Prices and tickets will be available online or at the Den ONLY. Games will be played at St Lawrence Waterbase, and the social will be at the Den – where else?

  • 10am – Kids Tournament – FREE
  • 11am – Adults (13+) – £5
  • 4pm – Party Time – £5

Subs – Deadline Approaching Fast

This is your LAST WEEK to start getting your subs in!

Players who have not paid may be marked as unavailable for their respective team until their first payment has cleared. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please speak to your Captain.

Paying by instalments? This has to be done as a Standing Order (not Direct Debit) through your bank – either online or at a branch.

  • £40 x 5 – Adults
  • £20 x 5 – Colts
  • £12 x 5 – Juniors

Paying in full? Pay by card at The Den, bank transfer, or online

  • £200 – Adult
  • £100 – Colt
  • £60 – Junior

Pay As You Play? Pay by card at The Den, bank transfer, or online

  • £60/£30 (if training) + per match (Adult/Colt)
  • £20 (matches only) + per match
    • Match fees – £10 Adult, £5 Colt

Bank Details:

  • Account: 52258041
  • SortCode: 60-14-05