All players & volunteers,
Many of you will have seen a few updates on the website over the
past few weeks. The committee have been working hard behind the
scenes to deal with the impact of Covid and plan for many
different scenarios for the season ahead.
The league is planned to begin on Sat 24 Octand run through
April. This obviously may change. Further details will be
available at the AGM on Wednesday (26th). Only a few roles are
currently vacant (Covid, Child Welfare, Kit), but feel free to
put your name forward for any position you feel you can offer the
Club for the year ahead!
Pre-season Dates and information are on the website and our other
platforms and will be continually updated. To attend you’ll need
to sign up to EH Covid protocols - details & link again on the
Finally a new playing Kit order for 2020-21 will be sent on
MONDAY 24th AUGUST 4pm so if you want a second or replacement
playing Shirt / Shorts (£25 / £20.50) speak with Tom Fox / Colin
We hope to see you at pre-season training, the AGM or Pitchside
in the near future........
And the nominations are...
Pre-season dates 2020-21
Wednesday 19th & 26th (6-7pm Central Park) will see two summer Fitness dates followed by twelve Monday night sessions (7-8pm, Gym). All will again be led by our resident trainer PT Bruce, usual contribution to the sessions is required.
Return to pitch based training will start in September and is now on the calendar
A busy end to the 2019-20 season, with the 21 v 40's match ending finally with a victory for the young pretenders!! A closely fought game the 21's started well and deservedly went ahead before the Vets responded with a short corner. The second half saw some more great hockey with chances for both teams before Josh's men took a first victory in the series.
Next Wednesday sees a social finale to the training nights led by Tristan & Hussey (630pm-745pm) before Cathan leads out the 2XI against Tavistock in a re-arranged league game fixture (8pm).
The final league games are on Saturday 21st March followed by the End of Season Awards night on SATURDAY 28th MARCH. Tickets from Alex Fishley.
Dates for the Diary & Club News. This Friday our 1XI take on Premiership side, Plym Uni on the McCormick, 730pm. Nick & his side will welcome a few supportive faces on the sidelines if you’re free to come along and watch the game. To build up we’re running a Cup Preparation session tomorrow for the 15-man 1XI Squad (745-930pm), with the 2XI, 3XI & 4XI on straight before (645-815pm), led by Aidan & AJ.
The final instalment of PGSOB U21’s v PGSOB Vets will commence at 645pm on Wednesday 11th March, followed by Club Training (745-930pm). Steve Brown will look to extend the winning run to 4 in a row.....selections for both Squads out soon!
Good luck to all our sides this weekend, fixtures and team news all up on the website.......🏑
Our U18's took on pitch rivals PMHC in the EH National Cup. A late start under lights, after a busy day in the Devon Cup, a much younger PGSOB team still were keen to compete against their more experienced neighbours.
PGSOB U18 0 (0) - (6) 10 PMHC U18
ISCA eventually ran out winners after a tense and close 1st period with the visitors struggling to find a way past a well-organised and resolute Home side that created some chances of their own. An older side who were moving the ball well started to penetrate the hosts circle, scoring 2 before the break.
Again we started well, but a high ISCA press forced a turnover in the circle, scoring past a helpless Isaac, who was in fine form throughout. As the second half went on, PG's legs started to tire, our younger team, chasing the ball in spells, as it was moved with pace and precision. Isca found 3 late goals as they created some fine attacking plays
Overall our boys did well stepping up to the higher level and adapting to new players and the lack of game time together as a group. We now drop into Tier 2 of the EH Competition and await our opponents in the draw. Many thanks to all that stepped into the side, to Tony (Team Manager), AJ & Nick (Coaching)and to Bruce (TD) & the two umpires on the day (Sean & Colin).
James Grant (U18 Coach)
Friday Night Hockey is open to teams at U8, U10, U12 Boys, U12 Girls, U14 Boys & U14 Girls sides
across Plymouth and the surrounding area. We now have 37 teams entered and games are held at Marjon University, Bull Point & Tavistock. Six teams from around the area play regularly with a few others joining on some dates. For more information contact DragonFire Coaching on 06
The 4XI are improving week by week with some big wins already after 3 league games completed. Tougher tests are to come but the boys continue to build on last year’s form, with Tony Epps now at the helm. Training themes will look to build on some key concepts of using width to attack and depth to retain the ball. Short corners will also be a feature both PCA & PCD. Good luck lads!!
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