Pride cup, New Kit, Rush and New Season...
A lot has been happening since the end of the season for Remants HC. Back in April, a few players met up at the Stratford hockey centre to watch GB play USA and later in June, Aurelie, Lou and Mel watched GB - New Zealand at Twickenham Stoop. Always so great to watch professional hockey and it is really good that 12000 people had bought tickets for these games.
At the end of June, we entered two mixed teams in the Pride Cup organised by the Royals HC. With the help of a few Royals male players, both teams (Bits and Bobs) managed to win some games and score quite a few goals. It was a very hot day for players, especially for goal keepers! As always the atmosphere was great and we hppe to be back next year again.
Rush hockey has been generally well attended since we started in April despite some interesting weather. We still have a few sessions left in July and August: 16/7, 30/7, 13/8, and 27/8. The sessions are open to all women of all abilities and cost £5 per person. We play at Colfe's school from 7pm.
The new season starts on 14th September and fixtures should be confirmed by mid July. There are a number of changes happening in the new season: There will be a 6th division in the Kent Women League and games will be played in quarters rather than halves. We are hoping to play at least one friendly game before the start of the season and to start training at the start of September. Martina will send details on how to pay your subs in August. More info soon.
Summer Picnic and New Kit
In September, we will be playing in our brand new EV2 kit. To celebrate the new kit (and make some space in Aurelie's office), all members are invited to attend a picnic on 14th July in the afternoon. We will be meeting in Greenwich Park (Maze Hill side). This will be an opportunity to get together, distribute the playing kit and leisurewear and have a few games (and drinks) in sunny London. Sign up for the event on Facebook.
On 10th August, a few Remnants players will be running the Pride 10K around Victoria Park. Come along to cheer them on and to share some food and drinks after the race. More info on the Pride 10K website.