Bristol & West Hockey Club return to training

September 01 2020
Bristol & West Hockey Club return to training

BRISTOL & West Hockey Club have resumed training sessions and have scheduled a full fixture list of pre-season friendly games against local teams, after England Hockey announced that the nation could move into Phase 4 of a 5-step plan back to full Hockey.

Phase 4 includes normal training sessions, as well as being able to play intra-club or local matches. Phase 5 of the plan includes full resumption of structured league Hockey across all regions.

The club is temporarily training at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex but thanks to phase 4, should see an increase in sporting venues becoming available such as Colston’s School and Winterbourne Academy, where the club usually trains and plays home matches.

The Men’s and Ladies’ 1st & 2nd teams continue with their pre-season fitness sessions, with friendlies fast approaching, although spectators must remain socially distanced whilst attending any events and should be restricted to groups of no more than six.

Following the successful promotions of both the Men's 1st & 2nd teams, and despite the COVID lockdown, nearly all teams in the club have already welcomed new recruits along to the fitness and training sessions and are excited to finally get into some competitive match play.

Bristol & West cater to all ages and abilities, for anyone interested in learning how to play hockey, get back into the ‘swing’ of things or perhaps find a new club.

Contact details can be found online at bandwhc.org.uk.

Harry Bryant