Pre-season is now behind us, with the league start now less than
a week away. Despite the obvious challenges we’ve had a really
positive start to 2020-21 with over 42 sessions already delivered
across the Club, participation often close to the new Covid
capacity of 30 (in a session). We also welcome several new
members this season joining in all four sides - hopefully you’ve
enjoyed the pre-season programme and will do so as we progress to
competition. We also welcome Noah & Will into the coaching team,
both with great experience within other set-ups and already
having valuable input to improve our playing standard across the
We’ll continue to offer different ways to play such as the Vets &
Youth matches, 1s Development Sq training & new for 2020-21 a
return to the U16 Badgers matches. Hockey is in a fortunate
position compared to other activities at present, we’ll continue
to follow guidance to keep players safe, but offer action packed
sessions to unwind, relax and enjoy sport whilst we can.
Supporting each other before, during and after hockey and even
away from the pitch is as important now than ever.
To support our well-being the PT Monday nightsessions will
continue into November, 7-8pm come along and jump in if you can
£2-£3 per session - the cheapest personal training in town!
With local restrictions, already providing challenges in arranged
matches please bear with the captains & match day selections as
details are often changing. A real challenge for the guys,
please support them and advise of availability using the website
Omission function or as requested. Selection will often be
confirmed via the website this year. Ensure you reply promptly
(& keep personal details up to date!)
Full playing kit is in stock and being distributed, please also
check out the kit shop for any Training apparel purchases.
A final reminder that Subs are now due for the season ahead,
again check out the website for payment options and bank details
or speak to Steve ‘Brownie’ Brown with any queries.
Enjoy the return, stay safe during our activity and play well!
All @ PGSOB Training & Development
Playing kit replacements and new shirts / shorts for new club members is now in stock. Speak to Colin for more details!
A message from Bob Whitell the President of the Devon Hockey Umpires Association about the 2020-21 season
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
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