A quick hello from your new LHC President
So some of you may have heard that I have taken over from Kevin Smith as Letchworth Hockey Club’s President and I thought, in the absence of a fixtures card, I would send you a little introductory letter.
First of all a big thank you to Kevin for his term and for asking me to ‘step up’ to the role of which I am very proud and honoured to do.
I joined LHC when I was in my early 20s having defected from Chiltern HC on finding out there were men and a bar at Muddy Lane. I started out my hockey career as a GK playing in the 1st team at both clubs and it looks like I am going to end my career in goal too – come on Olivia my eyes are on you!!
I have served LHC for many years as a Captain, Club Captain, Chair and now President this is definitely my favourite role so far (apart from the GMS debacle!!!!)
But seriously in all these years I have felt very at home here and have seen player after player passing through going off to university coming back, getting married and not only their kids but now their grand kids playing for the club and it has been a joy.
It goes without saying that the club doesn’t run itself from our management to the Sports Club management we have a fantastic array of volunteers who work tirelessly to provide you with your matches, training and entertainment.
So my legacy as President is to widen the net of volunteers. This has already begun with newly appointed Dave Toland and Jen Lucas as our Club Captains but there are more positions to fill and there are plenty of you out there that must be keen to give back something to this wonderful club.
We are looking for …..
- Social media to join a small team
- Assistance with the LHC Website
- Junior / Mini team managers
- Clubmark accreditation (small team)
- Social Organisers (within teams)
- Coaches and Umpires always needed
- Junior coordinator from December
If you are a member of LHC and are reaping the benefits of regular hockey and have done for a while then please step up and do your bit.
(Contact myself or Erol)
That’s enough of me ‘banging the drum’ here’s to a fantastic season of hockey and long may it continue.