With several weeks’ worth of personal trainer Noel Beattie’s now (in)famous pre-season Boot Camp under the belts, Donaghadee Ladies Hockey Club look forward to the pre-season stick work on the astroturf at Bangor Grammar School starting this Wednesday evening night from 8-9pm. Donaghadee LHC became a two-team club again at the start of last season and we are expecting to see many faces returning, all ready to get the new season underway. With the league programmes for both 1st XI and 2nd XI now released by Ulster Hockey, it won’t be long until the first matches of the 14/15 season come round, which makes all the hard work necessary at this stage.
A number of friendlies are lined up for the club in the run up to the start of the season before the 1st XI kick off their league campaign at home to South Antrim while the 2nd XI are away to near neighbours Bangor, both matches scheduled for the weekend of 20th September. There is plenty to look forward to in the social calendar too, with past players and supporters of DLHC warmly invited to Bangor Grammar School for the double header against PSNI 1st XI and 2nd XIs on Saturday 4th October, with drinks back in Donaghadee afterwards. The annual DLHC Bus Trip is also pencilled in for the 1st XI’s away match against Newry at the start of November, so there’s plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks!
The club is always delighted to welcome new members and, with two teams now well established, it is a great place to play hockey; whether challenging for a 1st XI spot or getting back into the sport after a break, new faces are always welcome at one of the most social hockey clubs in the North Down/Ards area! More info can be found at http://www.donaghadeelhc.co.uk.