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Message from the Mens Team Secretary

Dear Member Message from the Mens Team Secretary The new season commences with the 6-a-side on the 6th September and full games from 13th September. Would players please contact me and confirm they wish to play this season and supply a home contact number. Although we are one of the largest hockey clubs in the country the club officials strive not to loose the close and friendly atmosphere that was a basis of the three original clubs but they cannot do this alone and need the support of all the members. Part of the commitment was the desire to play hockey on as many Saturdays as possible during the season and this remains an essential part of membership of the new club. There are circumstances where this is not possible but in general making yourself available for any start time and at any location and join the aftermatch socialising (all day Saturday is hockey) shows support to your club colleagues, enables the strongest teams to be fielded, ensures that the lower teams are not understrength and gives all players a competitive game. The selection committee spend several hours each week trying to ensure that every member is considered and each team is structured to provide players with a competitive game. Last season an average of 15% of players were unavailable each week. This is equivalent to two teams and makes selection time consuming and unsatisfactory. A growing number of members do not notify the club before selection on a Tuesday evening that they are unavailable which creates chaos later in the week. These players still expect full selection recognition the following week despite letting down the club and their team mates. Would members please notify their captain or me or any other member of the selection committee as soon as they know of a Saturday for which they are not available and, in any case, before selection. We are setting up a diary, now, up to the end of the season, so if you have dates when you cannot be considered for selection please #^mailto:bob@holcombehc.org.uk,e-mail# or telephone me. 7 a side - 6th September. Games from 13th September. Lets make this a successful and enjoyable season for all. Good luck and if you have any selection comments or concerns please contact me. #^mailto:bob@holcombehc.org.uk,Bob Terry#

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