Hockey returned on Easter Sunday with a mixed 6-a-side tournament on the MUGA at the club. Five teams battled it out in competitive but friendly games on a hot sunny afternoon, as our members had their first chance to play some hockey since the beginning of December.

It was great to see so many players back on the pitch and enjoying themselves once again. With a busy programme of summer hockey coming up, it was a nice little warm up for the Southgate summer league which starts in May, as well as upcoming local friendlies and weekly 6-a-side MUGA sessions we have running throughout the summer.

Contact your team captain to find out how to get involved in any of our Summer hockey activities, or contact us now if you would like to join us – we will be delighted to welcome you to the club.

With the easing of lockdown restrictions only happening from 29th March – a time when the hockey season would normally have finished anyway – it should be no surprise to most people that the league season has now been officially abandoned. A disappointing end to the season, but entirely the correct decision.

However…summer hockey will be here shortly! From the beginning of May, we will be starting our 6-a-side hockey on the “MUGA” at the club. We are also in the process of arranging friendly fixtures with neighbouring clubs and looking at entering teams in local summer leagues. So if you are interested in playing hockey with us, or arranging a fixture against us, please do get in touch. You can find all the relevant contact details here.

See you on the pitch soon.

We are delighted to be finally getting back on the hockey pitch, albeit in a socially distanced form. In line with England Hockey’s “Stage 2” of the Getting Back on the Pitch programme, we are now able to use the Multi-Use Games Area (a.k.a. the MUGA) at the club in groups of up to 6 people, and there are already regular groups using the opportunity to practice their skills and improve their fitness ahead of the new season.

Pass and move

Keeping in mind the key requirement to retain 2m social distancing (unless from the same household), the following activities all work well:

  • Basic skills training (hitting, trapping, passing, etc)
  • Close control and dribbling
  • Shooting practice and deflections
  • Goalkeeping training
  • 2/3-a-side non-contact (no tackling) games and drills

Contact your team captain or a committee member to find out how to book the MUGA for your own socially-distanced practice session.