Hope you've all had an enjoyable summer. The wait is nearly over, winter hockey is almost here!
As I hope you know, Tuesday night training re-commenced last week. Numbers were not so great last week, so please try to make an effort to be there. The club spends money on pitches and coaches, all included in your annual subs, so make the most of it if you can.
Pre-season friendlies have been or are in the process of being arranged, where possible. Currently it is looking like this:
Saturday 2nd September. Mens 2nd XI Mini tournament at Rochford. King Edmund School SS4 1TL starting at 12:30. There will be 4 games of 20 minutes each over the course of the afternoon. Please let Joolz Smith know if you want to attend, all 2's and 3's players welcome.
Saturday 9th September. Hoping for another M2 friendly, if it can be arranged.
Saturday 16th September: Men's 1st XI play Basildon; Mens 2nd XI play Havering; Ladies 2nd XI game if we can confirm it.
Other upcoming early season events:
Saturday 16th September - Back To Hockey Drinks at the Club
Sunday 24th September - Charity Event at Robert Clack Astro (*more details below)
Sunday 15th October - Hangman Sevens Tournament at Gallows Corner
Saturday 4th November - Halloween and Fireworks
Saturday 18th November - Around The World Food Night
More events and more details coming as we go forward.
*Featuring games between Romford Rockets, Chairman XI versus President XI, a Mixed game, plus raffle, BBQ, PA, craft and cake stalls etc. All match fees and proceeds will go to the Avenues Group, supporting people with dementia, learning difficulties and acquired brain injuries. This is arranged by Stuart Boyling, In the last few years RHC has raised over £2000 for them, which is fantastic, but more is always needed.
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