Preparations are well underway for Donaghadee Ladies Hockey Club’s Ulster Hockey Union’s Senior League 4’s opening clash at home to Instonians which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 17th September at Crommelin Park, Donaghadee. With the girls currently training twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays to brush off the summer cobwebs and get the pre-season fitness up to scratch, numbers at training have been improving week on week, and it is really encouraging to see several new faces appearing at the club. The committee has been working hard over the summer to attract new players to the club with their Fancy a Game? campaign, which has seen posters and leaflets distributed locally, and an online Facebook campaign designed to tempt tech-savvy hockey players to give the club a try.
The emphasis has been as much on enjoying pre-season fitness (does anyone ever enjoy pre-season fitness?!) as it has on the social element for which the Dee hockettes are famed. Donaghadee Ladies Hockey Club is delighted to be growing their blossoming relationship with Donaghadee Rugby Club which, under the new chairmanship of Ian Fleming, has invested a lot of time, effort and money over the summer on improvements to the clubhouse, and the hockettes are looking forward to the social calendar which is already taking shape, not least the initial unveiling of the cleaned up clubhouse at Donaldson Park this Saturday (20th August) when DRFC play host to Suttonians and Letterkenny in their pre-season 3-club tournament as the boys prepare for their own season’s kick off.
Following the popular 6 week junior training course which took place in September and October last year, the club is delighted to be running a similar session this season. It will run for 6 weeks beginning on Wednesday 14th September from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and is open to girls of all abilities aged from 10-15, £15 per girl, or £20 for 2 girls. For more information please use the contact details below.
If you would like to be part of these exciting new times at Donaghadee Ladies Hockey Club, why not contact them for further details: on the web atwww.donaghadeelhc.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find them on Facebook and Twitter at DonaghadeeLHC.