Covid 19 Safety Plan

Thank you to all members of the Maitland hockey community for your understanding and support, as we implement Covid 19 Safety Plan measures at training and matches. These measures are there for our safety. 

It is everyone’s personal responsibility to make sure you are signed in and signed out of the venue, to sanitise or wash hands frequently and to maintain at least 1.5m social distance. 

Keeping the 1.5m distance is vital to reduce the possibility of virus transmission. Please be aware of this, especially near the gates and around high traffic areas. This includes players, spectators and volunteers. Please stand or sit in areas away from the entrances/gates. 

A copy of the Maitland Hockey Covid 19 Safety Plan (approved by Hockey NSW) is available at the gate, if you wish to read it. 

If you have visited or you are living in a “hot spot” and/or if you have symptoms of Covid 19, please do not attend our hockey centre. 

As you would be aware, heavy fines can be issued if we are not following safety protocols, especially everyone keeping 1.5m apart. 

Training

A reminder that hockey training is back, Thursday nights (that’s tonight). We all pay for the turf hire as part of our fees, so get the most out of your $$ and come along to training, who knows you might even learn a new skill or two, or if you’re anything like me, you might learn the importance of warming up and cooling down so you can actually walk the day after playing!

Under 13’s is from 5pm-6pm.

Woman’s is from 6pm-7pm with the lovely Gary Urquhart donating his time and energy to help us with some drills.

Covid-safe

With the return of our women’s competition only a few short sleeps away, and juniors the week after, here are some reminders about staying covid-safe at hockey.

Lost property

If anyone left a Rock Wear grey hoodie (size 10) at the fields in the first couple of rounds and would like it back before winter is upon us, please contact Honey (0410429490) to arrange its collection.

Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser

Many thanks to the tried and trusted helpers who made the bbq such a great success. Special appreciation for help on the day goes to Joan Hart, Brenda Stephenson, Judy Collier, Kevin Short, Bill Kinsey, David Carratt and Steve Orchard.

Special donations and contributions of bread rolls from Maitland Hockey and drinks from the canteen were a great help and we raised a grand total of $1,250 to give to the Basedow family. What a great effort!!!!!!!

** CANTEEN SALE **

All drinks, sweets, chips, twisties, beers, cider and wine MUST BE SOLD + 2kg of bacon. All at cost & special prices. The Turf Committee is asking for your help to make use of these goods that were ready for the winter season because it is now very unlikely we will get to play any hockey this year.

Open Sunday 9am – 4pm;
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 10am and 3.30pm – 5pm.

Please bring your own bag and remember the ‘social distancing’ protocols.

COVID-19 Update

Hockey NSW have made recommendations that all hockey competitions and training be suspended until 2 May 2020. Maitland Hockey Inc is adopting this response and as such all competitions and training will be suspended until a further review closer to 2 May 2020. Please ensure all team contacts are made aware of this advice. Please see the following link to Hockey NSW official statement https://www.hockeynsw.com.au/latest-news/hockey-nsw-covid-19-response/

Juniors 18 March – Important Notice

In light of the covid-19 issues at the moment juniors for tomorrow night, Wednesday 18 March 2020 will not proceed. We are currently waiting for advice from Hockey NSW which is expected later today, at which time a decision regarding the coming weeks will be made. Please keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for further announcements.

Women – Newcastle Comp

Is anyone interested in playing in Newcastle?? I have been contacted by Cardiff Hockey Club who are a few players short in their 4th grade team who play on Tuesday nights with the occasional Monday or Saturday game. If you might be interested in playing with them please send me your contact details and i will pass onto the contact. Renae