Preparations are well underway for Donaghadee Ladies Hockey Club with preseason stick work now in full swing on Wednesday evenings at Bangor Grammar.
It has been fantastic to see not only all the regular faces reporting for duty but also a number of new starlets looking to make their mark at the club during the incoming season.
The 2XI remain in Junior 7 and at time of writing have yet to have their fixtures confirmed, but the 1XI know they will face neighbours Bangor (A) on the opening day of the season, Saturday 22nd September.
With a number of clubs rejoining Senior 3, the DLHC girls representing the 1XI will cover much of the Province during the course of the season, with away trips to Castlederg (6th October), Enniskillen (19th January), Newcastle (16th February) and Newry (2nd March).
There are also a number of forays to the Greater Belfast area with trips to Malone (13th October), Ballynahinch (17th November), Parkview (1st December), Malone (2nd February), South Antrim (23rd March) and PSNI on 6th April.
A packed schedule, plenty of miles (there’s bound to be at least one bus trip in there!) and plenty to look forward to! See the full list of fixtures at http://www.donaghadeelhc.co.uk/fixtures-201819.
The action kicks off this weekend however, with a friendly against Bangor at BGS, pass back 7.30pm on Friday night in what will be a great run out to help with match fitness.
And, if you’re free on Saturday (1st September), a team of DLHC players will be competing in Bloomfield Shopping Centre’s Community Sports Challenge and they’d love your support! Head down to cheer the girls on as they bid to win £2000 for the club between 12 noon and 4pm.
To get involved with one of the the friendliest, most social clubs in North Down, training takes place every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm on the astroturf at Bangor Grammar or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.