BACK TO HOCKEY - PLAN

BACK TO HOCKEY - PLAN

Now we have received initial information regarding moving back into Tiers and have been informed that organised, outdoor sport can recommence

Hi All,

Now we have received initial information regarding moving back into Tiers and have been informed that organised, outdoor sport can recommence please find attached the Recovery Plan for the Mr Cricket Hockey East Hockey League. This is also being sent directly to clubs by email to those listed as Club Secretary. They should be the communications conduit within each club, so they should be sharing the plan with Fixture Secretaries, Team Captains and wider committee members within your club, but in circulating this both on the website and facebook page we want all the opportunity to see the plan.

Click here to see the plan

The plan describes play on 5th, 12th and 19th December, and this is based on the feedback from clubs who tell us they want to play on those dates. However we must be clear these dates can be used if both clubs agree (and if you are due to have neutrally appointed umpires the appropriate body can appoint umpires), however we are not forcing anyone to play.

It should also be reminded that when playing all participants should shall the England Hockey Covid-19 instructions, including the most up to date Stage 5 Return to Play advice. As I write this is being confirmed and finalised and will be updated during next week and clubs must satisfy themselves that they are meeting all parts of that advice fully and no player or club should cut corners.

Lastly in returning to play the East League expects all clubs, players, coaches and supporters to appreciate that many volunteers have worked hard to get to the point where games can be played, this will include the umpires on the day and will will expect team captains and clubs to deal with anyone showing dissent to umpires or members of the opposition when games are being played. Players, supporters and coaches should be showing respect and appreciation to both the umpires and their opposition.

Best wishes,

Neil Liversedge
East League Secretary