Donaghadee Ladies Hockey Club’s pre-season preparations are well underway, with this Wednesday seeing the second installment of the DLHC Bootcamp with personal trainer Noel Beattie at Crommelin Park Donaghadee. With DLHC now firmly established as a two team club, there has already been good-natured but competitive participation from both First and Second Eleven players. Bootcamp at Crommelin Park takes place each Wednesday from 7.30-8.30pm and all are welcome.
Attention will soon turn to stick work, back on the astroturf at Bangor Grammar with Head Coach Brian McKee from mid-August. Indeed pitch time will be much anticipated this season, with several guest coaches already lined up to take a number of DLHC Skill Masterclasses, when players will be invited to participate in sessions run by experts in their skill field.
Along with pre-season friendlies with local clubs before the 2015/16 season proper kicks off, a team of DLHC players is very much looking forward to heading to Scotland at the end of August to take part in the Ayr Hockey Festival. Off the pitch too there is plenty to look forward to, with the club delighted to be supporting the Frisky Bear’s Sponsored Walk along the coastal path from Bangor to Holywood in aid of Headway Belfast on Sunday 2nd August.
If you’re female, over the age of 15 and would like to join one of Ards and North Down’s fastest growing and improving hockey clubs, or indeed if you are a hockey coach who would like to take part in a DLHC Skill Masterclass session, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or find more details at www.donaghadeelhc.co.uk, on Facebook and on Twitter.