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BDHC Junior Hockey introductory letter and form

By Graham Brewer

On behalf of Bourne Deeping Hockey Club I would like to welcome your child to the club and provide you with some information about our activities.

The club provides opportunities for young people between the ages of 6 and 18years to receive coaching and competition in friendly matches and county competitions. All coaching is delivered by both adults and Young Leaders who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people. We also support the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.
In 2010, the club successfully achieved Sport England's ClubsFirst which is awarded by England Hockey when a club is able to demonstrate that it meets the EH’s standards with it’s playing programme; safeguarding and protecting children; sports equity and ethics and club management. ClubsFirst is an acknowledgement that we take these issues seriously and that we strive to provide a high quality and welcoming environment for young participants in the sport. Our Club Welfare Officer, Graham Brewer is responsible for ensuring that our child protection policy is implemented and all coaches and leaders are given annual Safeguarding training. For further details and copies of all policy documents please register on the Club website, www.pitchero.com/club/bdhc or check on our noticeboard displayed every Saturday .

Training Sessions: When? Saturday term time Where? Deepings astro pitch PE6 8EP

U8’s Minis training u8’s (School year 3 ) 9am – 10am £3
U9’s (School year 4) and above Junior and Youth training 9am – 10.30am £3.50
Registration from 8.50am – warm-up 9am
We organise friendly matches for all age groups throughout the season against other local clubs and hope players can play as often as they can. We are keen for players to experience competitive hockey and compete in the u12 and u14 Lincolnshire Junior Leagues. At both age groups we have squads who train together on Saturdays from which our team managers select 3 teams for each tournament (up to 6 through the season including a finals competition).

Arrangements should be made for your child to travel to and from training sessions and matches. Often other parents are willing to support and share travel. We would appreciate it if children are collected promptly at the end of the session unless you inform us that they are making their own way home.

Players who wish to train and play in the senior squads may join our senior club when in school yr 8 and can play senior hockey at 13 years old.
Senior training When? Sept - April Where? AMVC School, Glinton PE6 7JX
£3 weekly until subscription is paid. Students subs £45 Details are on BDHC website.

Club training kit is not obligatory however club kit may be purchased from us if you wish (see noticeboard for details). Please ensure that your child wears comfortable sports training clothes, (extra layers during cold spells) , shinguards and a mouthguard at all sessions and most importantly brings a drink. We provide shinguards and sticks at every training session to borrow and have mouthguards available to buy.
For the safety of your child it is important that the club is informed of any medical condition or allergies that may be relevant should your child fall ill or be involved in an accident whilst at a session. I would be grateful if you could complete the Player Personal Details form below and bring to the first training session.
If you would like to talk to someone at the club about this information or your child’s involvement within the club, please contact the Youth Coordinator, Sue Oakley, 07984 967 692 sue.bdhc@gmail.com.
We look forward to meeting you ! Best wishes, Sue Oakley

All club members follow the 'Respect' Code of Ethics & Behaviour, ENGLAND HOCKEY.

Updated 11:19 - 19 Aug 2017 by Graham Brewer

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