It’s been all go at Donaghadee Ladies Hockey Club over the last few weeks, with plenty going on in preparation for the new season. Despite the inclement Northern Irish summer weather doing its best to disrupt pre-season fitness with rain, wind, thunder and lightning, club members have worked hard over the last number of Wednesdays at their Fun, Fitness and Fresh Air sessions with one final hour this week before attention turns back to the pitch next Wednesday (16th).
Hooked on Hockey – 16th and 23rd August
Everyone in the club is very much looking forward to getting back on the pitch with two Hooked on Hockey sessions – an open invitation for any non-club members who fancy getting back into hockey or trying out DLHC for the first time to join existing club members back on the pitch. These two pitch sessions, taking place on Wednesday 16th and 23rd August, will be the start of training with sticks on the astroturf at Bangor Grammar every Wednesday evening from 7.30-9pm, led by the vastly experienced head coach Brian McKee.
Reds v Whites Match – 26th August
The next event on the horizon will follow Hooked on Hockey, with the now traditional Reds v Whites intra-club match taking place on Saturday 26th August with all DLHC players past, present and future invited to take part in both the match and the social back in Donaghadee afterwards.
DLHC are also looking forward to entering a team in the pre-season Grosvenor tournament, along with a number of friendlies for both teams also in the pipeline before the season proper starts.
The 1XI are very much looking forward to beginning their league matches away to near neighbours Bangor on Saturday 16th September, while the 2XI open against Malone at home on the same day; the match ball of which will be sponsored by long-time DLHC supporter Ards Fireplaces, in a new initiative which will see all home match balls sponsored by local businesses this season.
A number of slots are still available, so if you would like more information on sponsoring a DLHC match ball, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full list of fixtures for both the 1XI and 2XI visit www.donaghadeelhc.co.uk, or see Facebook.com/DonaghadeeLHC for all the upcoming events and happenings at the club.