Start of Season Letter by UCv4Ls8


									                                                      July 2011

Dear Olton hockey player

Welcome to the start of the new hockey season for Olton Hockey Club.
We have an exciting season ahead of us.

This letter will detail our plans for the season, training times, coaching plans
and membership fees with the forms attached, please be sure to get your
membership in early as you will see there is an extra incentive again this
year. Also to achieve our plans we will need 100% commitment both on and
off the pitch by every single member.
Full details of the AGM and the elected management committees are on the
website. www.oltonhockey, and are as a separate attachment to
this letter, along with the membership form.

Plans for next season

Key plans for next season are to increase the level of social events we hold at
the club for adults and juniors, and to continue to provide high quality
coaching for all players from our elite to the club player.

This year we are re-introducing the Olton Academy which will be run by Mark
Bateman. Club coaching will be delivered by Dave Baylis and Dan Sulway
continuing their good work from last season .

We are also going to have coaches and managers for each of the junior
squad sides. If any parents or players would like to volunteer to manage a
junior side then please let Ian, John or I know.

Michael Johnson will continue as Men’s 1st XI coach, and Mark Bateman as
Ladies 1st XI coach. Jack Mallet will continue as ladies 2nd XI coach and we
will be announcing a men’s 2nd X1 coach shortly. Dave Baylis will coach the
ladies 3rd XI.

Start of season details

Saturday 3rd September:
Club Day - Mike Austin “Sevens” 1-5pm followed by BBQ from 5.30pm
To start the season we plan to have an afternoon of social hockey mixed 7 a-
side games and some hockey “fun” competitions finishing with a BBQ. Hockey
players from all teams are invited to come along and those playing friendly
matches that day are encouraged to come along after their games to join in
the hockey or the BBQ.

The Ladies 1sts will be playing a friendly game at 6pm versus Birmingham
University, so that will provide the entertainment.

Ladies Section

Ladies 1st XI and 2nd XI will start training in August. Those to be invited to
squad training will be contacted by Mark and Jack. The 3rdXI will be starting
training in August Carolyn Cridland (Criddy) will be in contact to invite players.

The 3rds, 4ths, 5ths and 6ths will have selection on Saturday 3rd September
starting at 10.30. We will play a series of games. After the selection all
players are invited to attend the club day.

All players should be contacted by their captain from last season .If you are
new to the club or have not been contacted please contact Helen McLeod

Fixtures will start from 10th September for most teams (1st X1 start in August )

Men’s Section

Fixtures begin on the 10th September (1st XI start in August), and it is
important that you contact your captain from last year to let him know your
availability so that teams can be selected.


Sunday training for 7-13years takes a two week break August 14th and 21
and restarts 26th August.

Those players 13 and over, who play regular Saturday hockey, should attend
Tuesday night training sessions, but some leeway is allowed if Sundays are

We have entered the u14 and u16 cup competitions for both boys and girls,
and also the u18 Moulton cup for the u 18 girls.

In addition there will be regular games against other clubs throughout the

Training details

     Day            Time       Training Type     Coach         Team/ group
   Sunday        9.30-11.00    Junior Training        Trevor Lewis      7-13years

   Monday        8.30-10.00      Men’s Vets           Andy O’Brien      Training and
                                     or                                Fitness dates
                                Ladies 1 XI           Mark Bateman      will be when
                                strength and          and Mark Reid    vets game not
                                conditioning                                  on
                                    and                Dave Baylis
                                Ladies 3 XI
   Tuesday        6.30- 8.00    Club Training          Dave Baylis      ALL players
                                                       Dan Sulway      13+Male and
                                        st                                    st
                 8.00 -10.00    Men’s 1 XI              Michael        Men’s 1 team
                                                        Johnson         and invited
 Wednesday        7.00- 9.00    Ladies 2         XI    Jack Mallett
                 7.30-10.00     Ladies 1 X1           Mark Bateman
  Thursday       8.00- 10.00    Men’s 2nd XI              TBC

                                Junior Squad          Squads will be
                                  training              notified in

                                       th                                              th
Autumn training starts week commencing 5 September 2011 until week commencing 12
December 2010

The clubs website is
Club news, match reports and details of training and contact details for
captains and officials are on the website along with our new members and
volunteers pack, code of conduct and guidance re child welfare, first aid and
incident reporting.

Club Kit
Members will be able to purchase a home and away shirt for £20 each shirt.
Players can only buy their playing shirt once they have paid their annual
membership and will be allocated a number. Details on the website
In addition club socks, shorts and outer wear kit are available from Tempest
Click on club then Username Olton Password : olton1

Membership and Match fees
Adult                                                                            £185.00
Student ( over 18 in full time education)                                        £85.00
Junior (Under 18’s) (Playing league matches)                                     £85.00
Mini Membership (Sunday only)                                                    £45.00

LATE FEE: Members who have been playing since the start of the season but pay after
the 1 November will pay a higher rate £210 for adults, £95 for juniors and students

Membership and health forms are attached and are also on the website. A
health form with contact details is compulsory for all u 18’s. It is
important for players of all ages to ensure that your captain has on record any
condition that may affect your treatment in the event of you needing medical

Please can all players send membership forms along with your payment
by post to Kim Warner at:

440, Rowood Drive,
West Midlands
B92 9LW
You can also pay electronically into the ‘Olton Hockey Club’ account no
0426285 sort code 30-97-78 but you must ensure you still complete a form
these can be sent by email to

Club share buy back offer in lieu of membership
Those who received a share buy back offer who wish to cash in these shares
in lieu of membership, please tell Yvette at the club and pay the difference
£35 as above but please indicate on the membership form that you are taking
up the share buy back offer.

We wish you all the best in this Olympic year and we and let’s look forward to
a successful and sociable season at Olton.

Jacqueline Shorrocks and Ian Hill
Olton and West Warwickshire Hockey club


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