Dear Club Member,
Firstly Happy New Year to you all, I hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday period.
As you are no doubt aware due to the rise in Covid 19 cases and the extended period of government restrictions we have been unable to start working off the turkey and mince pies on the hockey pitch.
Lockdown does give us the opportunity to perhaps work on different aspects of our fitness and our hockey skills. As a club we have been looking at some fun activities that we can do together virtually and we can now give you the opportunity to ‘workout from home’. In Clubzap and the covid-19 section of the website you can find links for the following
- Strength and fitness classes free to club members
- Skills training videos
- Hockey Ireland’s skills challenge
We would also encourage everyone to get out walking or running (within your 5km) for a bit of fresh air. For those of you of more technical persuasion, there are a host of full HD Hockey Matches and training videos on You Tube, check out FIH Hockey.
Like everyone, we do not know when we will be allowed back on the pitch but it is safe to assume we will continue to have restrictions in place when we do.
I want to take this opportunity to reassure you that we will continue to endeavour to provide as much hockey as possible. Myself and our hard working committee are considering plans for a variety of training approaches depending on what happens next and we will let you know as soon as we have guidance from Hockey Ireland and the Leinster Branch. How the league competitions will run is also to be clarified by the Leinster branch.
I would like to thank you all for your patience, support and understanding at these times.
As always your club captain or section coordinator can be contacted with any concerns or comments you would like passed on to the club committee.
President Avoca Hockey Club