As you are all no doubt aware, hockey activities are severely restricted due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. Therefore, all activities of the Hockey Club are postponed, and we are closed to all members until further notice.
The committee will meet periodically and make plans regarding the return to training (both juniors as well as adults) and will contact you when we can resume activities. Please do not contact us to ask when this will be, we shall contact you via the normal channels once the decisions have been made.
Thank you all for your understanding and patience and in the meantime keep safe!
To all our members, helpers, volunteers, coaches & umpires Saffron Walden Hockey Club wish you and your families a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year
Following the government announcement with a number of areas moving into Tier 3, England Hockey has reissued its existing Return To Play guidance.
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Further to the message sent on Teamo this afternoon. Now that Essex has moved to a "High Tier"
I wanted to clarify the club's position, going forward in regard to lift sharing.
We are pleased to announce hockey is now moving to step 5
Saffron Walden Hockey Club – 2020/21
Step 4 Phased Return to Hockey activity during Covid-19
Rules and Guidelines for Junior Players (U8s, U10s and U12s)
This guidance applies to everyone attending junior hockey training at Saffron Walden Hockey Club; including players, parents, coaches, helpers etc.
The key elements of the guidelines are as follows but are explained in more detail in this document.
All player must be registered with EHB and have completed registration/ payment with SWHC
Groups are limited to 30 including coaches and helpers and no sharing of equipment
Social distancing outside of training and during any breaks
Coaches to provide regular safety briefings; e.g. players to avoid touching fences, gates, goals etc.
Players are expected to have self assessed for Covid-19 symptoms and followed travel advice
Players are also encouraged to arrive on time – not early and not late
Should players experience Covid-19 symptoms after a session and/ or test positive for Covid-19, parents must contact SWHC Covid-19 Officer (Russell Way)
With government approval, competitive activity can resume immediately both training and matches – outdoor and indoor. This is great news for many as pre-season will be able to start in earnest and local fixtures can start to take place.
The club will be holding its AGM virtually on Wednesday 2nd September at 8pm and in preparation for this and the coming season there are several posts at the club for which any adult member of the club can be nominated.
1-to-1 and small group hockey coaching sessions run by GWSport are now available to all club members.