With May now around the corner and imminent arrival of the Plymouth Mixed Season, this week will see the final activity of the 2020-21 Season at PG’s.
A season that showed some future promise and definitely some Club resilience, will hopefully be replaced by the new EH led restructure, including teams moving up in the league structure. The committee have met regularly throughout to keep this year as full and safe as it could have been but also with an eye on the 2021-22 Season.
We’ll offer another full Pre-season schedule in the coming months and confirm the Club AGM date (expect mid-Summer) to look forward to a full hockey resumption! Feel free to share ideas and comments to the current Committee on the season past and the season ahead, feedback always helps us improve our offerings across all our sides and players.
In the meantime get involved in the final sessions as below and enjoy the summer break.
Wednesday 21st April
645pm-8pm Club Session - McCormick
7pm Dev Services v PGSOB 1XI Dev - Bull Point
Saturday 24th April
2pm Dev Services v PGSOB 2XI - Bull Point
4pm Dev Services v PGSOB 4XI - Bull Point
PGSOB Committee 🏑💛🖤
The Return to Play guidance has recently being announced the committee have been looking at how to continue hockey into the Spring and possibly beyond, building up to EH led re-structured West leagues and pre-season in 2021-22.
The recent news that both Men’s & Women’s leagues are now cancelled, we are hoping to confirm a subscription rebate, after assessing any additional pitch time we may offer. Our focus will be on a social return and looking forward to a successful 2021-22 season here at PG’s.
To increase awareness of PG’s and hockey in general we are looking to offer a range of upcoming activities to both members and non-members, opening up to the wider local community including ladies & juniors. More details on all of these will be announced in the coming weeks as safe play guidance allows.
What a way to finish 2020!! DDJHC "A Christmas Spectacular" saw a great turnout across the teams, support from the two senior Clubs alongside Dragon's regular coaches. Thanks to all PG's players that helped us keep playing this year, especially the first half of the 20-21 season since September. Dragons will return in 2021, hopefully on Sunday the 3rd January 10-1130 once again at our Brickfields home. Have a safe Festive break and we’ll see you all in 2021!!! 🏑🏑🐉🎄🎅
Three sides in action this weekend, the 3XI coming out on top against ECV Hornets 2-1. With Gareth's 4XI rested due to the Plymouth Uni game being off it was left to Tom & Pete's lads to face each other in a 1215 training game on the McCormick. Lots of decent hockey today after a well attended Training session on Wednesday. Next sessions back are 645pm / 745pm for next Wednesday.
The Club are looking to share some roles out in the coming weeks and months. CoVid Role will work alongside Steve Wherry as per description above. Please help out if you feel you can.
Following tonight’s EH Guidance on return to play we’ll return to training under the usual Covid Safe Protocols on Wednesday 2nd Dec. The two usual sessions running as below:
3XI & 4XI 1845-2015
1XI & 2XI 1945-2145
Selection will take place prior to this session so you can train in the relevant group on the night.
We have also switched the planned Online PT session to Monday 30th November to get an additional fitness session before and league matches on Saturday 5th Dec.
As ever our focus is running safe sessions for all.
PGSOB Training & Development
We’re currently looking into the guidance detail from EH and
pitch availability for sessions from 3rd Deconwards. This may
include an additional training slot if possible on Thursday 3rd
and Saturday league games on the 5th.
There maybe options to rearrange fixtures & play on the 19th Dec
& 9th Jan in addition to the scheduled League dates as planned to
catch up for lost matches. This will also depend on oppositions
& their pitch availability also.
A full update will be sent out in the usual channels in the next
Hope this message finds you well, fit & active and keen to return
to the pitch!
Having entered a second national lockdown it is as important now as it has ever been to retain focus and stay resilient for yourself and your peers.
PG’s has always aimed to provide an inclusive and supportive environment that instills positive values within its membership.
We may not be able to continue our efforts on the pitch (or in the pub) for the foreseeable, but the digital world can keep us connected, still feeling part of the group. We have some online fitness sessions alongside Plymouth University starting on Wednesday - login if you feel you can.
Here are some principles to reflect on and practice while we take a break from pitch-based activities:
1. Club cohesion – Is there something you want to contribute? What ideas do you have? What may seem like a small gesture could make a big difference to others. Speak with the Committee, Development / Coaching
team or a Captain to see where you can help.
2. Individual purpose – maintaining a work ethic and embracing your team’s values will offer a clear direction for your energy. Getting some cardio in the open air is a great way to settle the mind, so don’t forget to take a break from the screen(s) and head outside.
3. Stay active - Join in on an online training session and invite a friend or partner. Share your personal sessions with your mates; it will help keep you and them engaged.
4. Connect –When you’ve got some down time, make a call or send a text. It’s always nice to hear from someone. The pubs are shut but sharing a laugh over a drink online can be good for the soul.
5. Faith – Trust in yourself and others. You should expect your mood to fluctuate, it’s completely natural, what matters is how you deal with it. Be patient with yourself; often the best thing you can do is to pause, reset and go again.
6. Happy environment – Environment is key and its effect is cyclical. Be mindful of your actions and aim to be a positive contributor. Strong interpersonal relationships with the coaching guys, friends and family will continue to provide a positive, cohesive and supportive environment, which in turn creates positive and supportive individuals.
Like the old saying goes, “A successful team beats with one heart.”
PGSOB Club Captain
All Players & Supporters,
Following the latest guidance from EH, PGSOB will temporarily pause all Training & Matches from Thursday until at least the start of December. Obviously disappointing, but we fully support this guidance and hope to return at the start of December and/or into 2021.
We WILL however be offering a final, Covid safe, MNF session to support PT Bruce tonight, a safe session 7-8pm before switching to online fitness sessions. Wednesday Training will also be on, slightly amended timings:
Since re-starting we have implemented measures in order to keep you safe, thanks for supporting these by observing the rules we have put in place. We hope these new measures will make a big difference and allow us to return and enjoy Hockey in the near future and into 2021.
During the break, please stay connected through our social media platforms and the Committee, Captains, Coaches & Players
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