Stafford Fathom Team to play Cannock Fathom Team to-day at 1pm at Cannock Hockey Club in ‘Text Santa’ Hat Game

Below is the Stafford Fathom Team to play to-day in the ” Text Santa Hat ” game against Cannock Fathoms away at Cannock Hockey Club on Pitch 2 ( Re : the nearest pitch to Cannock’s clubhouse ) Re : 1pm push back. All players, listed below to meet at Stafford Hockey Club at 12 mid-day, with their Text Santa Hats from Asda, which are to be worn during the game ( or otherwise be prepared to be fined a £1, which will be donated to the Text Santa Charity ) :

1. Pog ( in goals – excempt from wearing the Text Santa hat during game – for obvious reasons )
2. Steve Morton ( late replacement for Pete Powers, who is still recovering from the flu, get better soon Pete and hopefully before christmas, and hope to see you back playing on Saturday 5th. January 2013 Re : Ludlow Fathoms at home – 10am push back at Beaconside. In the mean time have a good christmas and a happy new year to you and your family )
3. Sam Gibson ( Sam’s Mum Lynda has said she is willing to drive to game at Cannock )
4. Matthew Till
5. Ben Waller
6. Ashley Dunn ( has said he is willing to drive to game at Cannock )
7. Tom Cope
8. Harry Coltman ( Harry’s dad has said he is willing to drive to Cannock )
9. Tarran Bassie
10. Andrew Whitehouse ( leaving straight after game finishes Re : work commitments )
11. Rav Singh
12. Neil Jinks ( Captain for the day ).

Hope you all have a good & enjoyable game to-day ( wearing your ‘Text Santa’ Hats ) against Cannock Fathoms and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all, who have played or umpired or have stood in as keeper for the fathoms this year, for all your efforts and commitment to the fathom team and that next year, 2013 will see the same commitment & dedication to the fathom team, as this year, so that as a team we can progress even further than we already have, so on that note I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year and will see you again on Saturday 5th. January 2013 Re : Fathom game at home to Ludlow Fathoms – 10am push back at Beaconside ( & 9.30am meet at Beaconside for players selected to play in this game ). Please feel free to e mail me over the 2 week xmas break to let me know your availability for this game & Enjoy the 2 week Break.

John Sinclair
Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team Captain

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Notice for Junior Hockey Section

To all players and parents/guardians of the junior section.

May I begin with an apology for the last minute cancellation of hockey training this evening, and for any inconveniences and wasted journeys caused.

We have a passion for hockey and really enjoy coaching the players in the junior section. We have made a commitment to coach, educate and provide the opportunity for  physical activity to young people, and where possible we will always look to fulfill training sessions.

We did perform a pitch inspection at 6.00pm this evening, at which point the “all weather” surface was fine.

However, between 6.00-7.00pm we have limited opportunity to check and therefore make a decision to cancel the session due to there being other activities on the pitch at this time. By 7.00pm the temperature had dropped significantly, and the pitch had become unsafe. In hindsight we really ought to have predicted this, but as the old saying goes – it is a wonderful thing!

I am sure you will all understand that this evening our main commitment: the safety of the players/your children in all training sessions, came first.

With tonight in mind, can I ask please ask/remind all parents/guardians to check with the coaches, if the session will be definitely going ahead each week – particularly when we return in the new year as the winter weather will still be with us.

May i finish by reiterating my comments, on behalf of myself and Dan, that it has be a pleasure and thoroughly enjoyable to have coached all the players so far this season and we look forward to welcoming you all back on Tuesday 8th January 2013, 7.00-8.00pm @ Beaconside for our first training session of the new year.

All that remains to be said is, to one and all, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Steve Morton
Junior Section Coach