All Club Activities Suspended

David KitchinerFeatured, News

Following the latest UK Government advice concerning the COVID-19 virus, the situation regarding the country’s hockey activities has changed dramatically, with statements issued by various governing and league organisations.

As at 8:30pm on Monday, 16th March, the Chelmsford HC Management Committee has decided to suspend all club activities, both on and off the pitch, until at least 15th April.  This includes all senior and junior matches, senior and junior training, Hockey Heroes, Junior Easter Camp, Club Day and social activities i.e. Ladies Night and Men’s Dinner.  Furthermore, we have been notified that the biennial visit of HC Zevenbergen juniors to Chelmer Park, scheduled for the weekend of 18/19 April, has also been postponed to, hopefully, later in the year.

For details of how the various competitions and leagues may be impacted please see below.

Finally, we encourage all members, families and friends to heed official advice concerning this virus outbreak.  Stay safe and, with luck, we’ll be able to resume playing the sport we love before too long.

David Kitchiner

Chairman, Chelmsford HC

 

England Hockey

England Hockey have suspended all national hockey activity until at least 15th April.  Full statement here:

https://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=49019&itemTitle=England+Hockey+suspends+national+hockey+activity&section=22

In addition, the EH 2020 AGM, due to take place on the evening of Tuesday, 17th March and at which the new domestic administrative and league structure was to be discussed, has been postponed and will be rescheduled.  Full statement here:

https://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=49017&itemTitle=England+Hockey+to+set+new+date+for+Annual+General+Meeting&section=22

East League

All games scheduled for 21st/22nd March are postponed.  Decision pending about possibly rescheduling the rest of the season.  Full statement here:

https://hockey-east.co.uk/corono-virus-16-03-2020.html

Essex League

All league fixtures are cancelled.

London League

All matches and events, including Celebration on 8 May, are cancelled.  Full statement here:

http://www.londonhockeyleague.org.uk/news/season-suspended-england-hockeys-agm-re-governance-postponed/