Ladies club committee meeting April 2019

Ladies club committee meeting April 2019

By Nuala Yelland
14th April
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Summary of discussions from the April committee meeting


Committee members
Cath James, Sam Phipps, Becky Florida Hopson, Karen Slater, Becky Batsford, Sandra Westbrook, Jess Webb, Eli Thomas, Sue Attridge, Kath Robinson, Nuala Yelland, Elaine Burns

Summary of discussion points
Socials
• Ladies end of season dinner went well with Westfield Court as a good venue
• Raised £200 for the club and £60 for Bliss charity

Kit
• Waiting on a physical sample of the agreed design of the new kit, playing bundle to be discounted by the club and a discount offered if people sign up early, more information to follow soon & opportunity to try on in May (see below)
• Committee has agreed to order a new GK kit for the ladies club to use next season

Annual Ball
• Taking place this year on Saturday May 11th with a mixed tournament during the day at Vesey open to all
• There will also be a grand unveil of the new kit, opportunity to try the kit on, information about the new subscriptions approach and help with logging into and paying through the pitchero club website
• The kit launch will be at 12pm with hockey from 12.30pm - 3pm

Sponsorship & fundraising
• Current focus of the joint club, being led by Matt Jones, is on securing shirt sponsors

Summer League
• This year we have entered a team into the Cannock league, two teams into the Olton leagues and one team into a new Bournville league
• Thanks to those who have agreed to be summer league captains
• Captains will soon be reaching out to their squads with details of fixtures

Membership
• Focus is on getting everyone signed up to pitchero ahead of next season as this is how everyone will be paying their subs

Umpires
• Anyone who is interested in umpiring next season please let a captain or member of the committee know

Cup competitions
• There has been some frustration in the last 2 seasons over England hockey's lack of support of the cup competitions, to the point where we are proposing that we do not enter any cup teams next season
• This will be taken to AGM for club members to vote on

Training
• A trial took place in the last 2 training sessions on training for a more focused 90 minutes instead of 2 hours, captains will be asked for their feedback ahead of making a decision on training times next season

Feedback
• There will soon be an end of season survey sent out, please complete this as it helps the committee with where to focus their efforts in the coming season

Safeguarding
• Nothing to report

Celebrating Success this season
• None of our teams were relegated this season
• The 2s are in a play off at the weekend to be promoted to midlands prem
• The indoor team were promoted back to prem
• The over 45s combined clubs team have reached the final of the competition

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