Survey on facility consolidation
First of all I want to share the results of the survey that closed on Friday.
104 of you responded so thank you for taking the time to express your preference.
The break down is as follows:
Cantley - 51.9% (54)
Birch Hill - 32.7% (34)
Stay as we are for now - 13.5% (14)
Consolidate but don’t care where - 0.9% (1)
Ladies at Cantley, Men at Birch Hill - 0.9% (1)
Discussions with Wellington
I’ve been in contact with the Head of Hockey and the Commercial Manager for a few weeks now. Initial meetings have been positive and suggest that they are interested in a partnership. The partnership would include a shared Club House, shared pitch utilisation on Saturday and over time more opportunity for club hockey for their students. Within that agreement we would be asking for pitch/club house commitments on Saturday, Sunday and during the weekday evenings for training.
In the next few weeks I will be working with them on a proposal that will include 1. the benefits to their student hockey, 2. the benefits to the club and the local community 3. the financial impact and associated club house development plan.
The timeline for this partnership coming into force would be at best for the 2020/21 season but more likely the 2021/22 season.
I’ll provide further updates as the situation evolves.
The club needs assistance around organising socials, administration of teams (including the many junior teams we run), umpiring, marketing, recruiting (including liaising with schools), fundraising, sponsorship, IT, website management and social media. If you can offer any time in any of these areas do please contact me.
For aspiring umpires we considering running a training course later in the summer. Please contact me if you are interested.
EGM and Club Day
The confirmed date is Saturday 31st August. More details to follow.