A big thank you to all involved in getting the new grandstand seating complete – from the initial thought concept, to the grant submission process, to the boys (and gals) on the tools to get them in place and secured. Covid may have slowed the process down a bit, but they will be worth the wait. Don’t they look great!!!!
We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during the pandemic, despite being unable to play hockey and not seeing our hockey friends each week.
This morning the Premier announced that the Hunter Region will continue in lockdown until 10th September. After that date, it is likely that there will be a gradual easing of Covid restrictions, so it is uncertain when community sport will be allowed again.
In the light of this uncertainty, the MHI Executive met and has sadly decided to abandon the remaining weeks of our 2021 Women’s and Junior Winter competitions.
The MHI Treasurer will be refunding four weeks’ turf fees to each of the women’s teams. Team organisers will then contact their players to let them know refund options. Junior players/families will be contacted separately by the MHI Treasurer about refund options.
The Executive discussed some possible scenarios for Summer and the 2022 season, including a possible pre-season competition or other format. Options will be further discussed and will be organised when it is safe to do so. We will keep you all informed via Revolutionise, the website, email and Facebook.
We would like to acknowledge and thank all players, parents, umpires and volunteers who have contributed to the 2021 MHI hockey season. It’s very disappointing that we are unable to celebrate the culmination of our competitions with finals and presentations, however we look forward to when our hockey community can meet together again and enjoy playing hockey safely.
Unfortunately due to the new Newcastle/Hunter lockdowns we will be unable to train or play hockey for the next 7 days (5-12 August 2021). The Execs have made the decision to also cancel the Women’s round scheduled for the following week (14/8) and the Junior carnival scheduled for the 15th.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all when we come back.
Sunday 15th August 2021 Maitland Junior Carnival U10, U13 & U15’s email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be part of a team, or if you are from another association and would like to put a team in.
29 September – 9 October 2021 Hockey Australia MegaMasters is coming to Maitland. Volunteers will be needed to help showcase our hockey centre and friendly atmosphere. Contact Honey or email email@example.com if you are available to help organise or volunteer at the event.
Women’s 6-7pm Thursday training sessions at Maitland Hockey Centre this week (tomorrow 1/7) and next week (8/7) have been CANCELLED to reduce contacts re COVID safety. (Saturday matches are still on.) Apologies for any inconvenience.
Following the recent COVID Public Health Orders by the NSW State Government please be aware of and action the following:
If you live, work or have visited the Greater Sydney area since (and including) Monday 21st June for ANY reason, you are required to Stay At Home for 14 days after you last left Greater Sydney. This means you cannot attend the Maitland Hockey Centre and participate in any games or training in any form. If you do not follow this requirement you are in breach of the NSW Government Public Health Orders and can be fined by police. The Greater Sydney Area includes: All Sydney Local Government Areas and Central Coast Local Council area. o This means if you have been on the Central Coast for any reason since Monday 21/6/2021 you are required to stay at home for 14 days after you last left the Central Coast.
2. There is a mandatory requirement for masks to be worn at outside organised sporting events. As our sport is an organised sport, you will be required to wear one. Masks may be removed if you are playing or officiating, eating or drinking, but must be worn at all other times. It is expected that coaches, duty officers, technical bench etc will comply with this requirement. o MHI will be enforcing the requirements and if you arrive without a mask, you will be asked to wear one by the Duty Officer at the gate.
3. All visitors to the Maitland Hockey Centre are required to complete the Service NSW QR Code check-in. Please make sure you have the app available on your phone. If you are unable to login using the QR code for any reason you must make sure that your details are recorded on the sheet, for contact tracing if required.
4. Please observe 1.5m social distancing at the Hockey Centre (except on the field!)
Thank you for your co-operation, enabling everyone to stay safe at Maitland Hockey Centre.
Sally Carratt MHI President & Covid Safety Officer