Easy Fundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Cliftonville HC with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

  1. Go to this website and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. When asked for a cause, search “Cliftonville HC” – you’ll see our logo too.
  4. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Cliftonville HC at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There’s an app too, in case you shop on your mobile more than on your computer… The #easyfundraising App is the easiest way to raise for Cliftonville HC when you shop on your mobile. It’s completely FREE and available on iOS and Android, so please get it now to make sure you don’t miss out on any donations for us! Download it here.

There are no catches or hidden charges and Cliftonville HC will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

Examples of participating retailers

Strava Challenges

Lockdown 2.0 is almost upon us, so we’ve decided to pick up some challenges and keep you motivated through the next month (or so) until hockey returns. We’re starting on Monday 9th November…

Click logo to sign up

Each member completes an activity, and points are awarded. Points are totalled weekly and are assigned to your team. Teams are based upon who you would usually train with / play matches for. Please remember to workout safely, and distanced from others.

First? Join Strava. Second, join our team (you have to request, and I’ll respond ASAP). Third, get active and banish the Lockdown Blues. There might be prizes. We’re thinking about it.

ACTIVITYPOINTS
Running (per km)2
Cycling (per 4 km)1
Walking (per km*)2
Weights8
Cardio (30 mins)10
Yoga / Pilates (30 mins)5
Recovery / Roller2
H.I.I.T. (30 mins)10
*first 2 kms do not earn points

And remember… if it didn’t post, it didn’t happen!

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