The last weekend of summer holidays for most Juniors before the start of school - in and amongst getting back from holiday and gathering up the pencils, notebooks and school uniforms, 120 Junior Players and their parents took advantage of the opportunity to come to the Club for Junior Open Day...
An opportunity to see friends again, to start new friendships and of course to warm-up the hockey skills for the season and enjoy some matches.
And what the day really showed was how supportive and dedicated our coaches and helpers and parents are. Hats off to the mums who ran the barbeque refusing every offer of a reprieve: Jac Smith, Mapy Papasodaro and Briege Wyllie. Thanks also to Dave Hall for having sourced this for us.
And to everyone who baked a plate of cakes - many thanks especially to the Under 12 and 14 Girls - an impressive display forthcoming from what was a somewhat last minute appeal! And thank you to the many mums and girls who 'manned' the cake stall. We raised £90 from this!!!
A huge thanks to those who helped with registration and welcoming potential new members - Caroline and Joachim, you were terrific.
And of course to our coaches and Junior helpers. Too many names to mention and those who couldn't make it we know were there in spirit. In tribute to those who organised the hockey, some highlights from the day...
Under 14 Girls
Under 14 Boys