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!!!
Junior Section Coach