The new hockey season begins in earnest on the weekend of 3rd Sep, so please all respond promptly to email requests from team captains & managers, and other people that are giving up their time to make that hockey happen.
Training is now up and running - full details will appear here shortly. <sorry, I need to check the details with those that run the sessions>
On Saturday 3rd September, the Ladies have matches against Cranbrook School, and the Men's 1st XI has a friendly match against Cliftonville. The mooted 'club day' for the rest of the Men's section has been cancelled, as too many still have holiday, cricket and other commitments.
On Sunday 4th, the Junior Section has its kick-start to the season - if you are asked for help with this, please make it a priority.
From Saturday 10th, the Ladies will play their last friendly games before embarking on their league campaign, with both teams in new leagues following the successes of last season. The Men will begin their programme of friendly games on that date - please all confirm your availability promptly, when requested.
Contributing to BBC's estimate of 9 million viewers, a crowd of 20 or so cheered GB to Olympic GOLD at the Russets Clubhouse on Friday evening, putting a few quid behind the bar in the process.
Well done, ladies, and congratulations from all at Marden Russets HC.
New players are always welcome, of any standard, so please get in touch with us if you would like to join on the back of this surge in popularity.