January 2015 Newsplash


Happy new year to you all

Regional competition
The teams have been entered for this event  and 10 players are taking part
New Members
we are still looking for more, particularly from years 5, 6 and 7, but any age welcome. If any of you have friends or family who would be interested in the sport, please spread the word.  If anyone can put up posters or requires leaflets, these can be supplied.
Additional Training Sessions
                Mondays Year 8+  Manchester Aquatics Centre 9:00pm to 10:00pm  cost £4, training and match practice,   If anyone needs a lift, that can be sorted out.
                Wednesday- All welcome, Rochdale Leisure Centre- 8:00pm to 9:00pm   cost £3, Fitness and skills training only-NO MATCH
If anyone wishes to attend these sessions , you need to have your own kit, or alternatively, take the club kit with you from the previous Thursday session.
Facebook- spread the word
I have set up a facebook page for Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club,  if you are on Facebook, can you please all take a look at it, “like It” and invite others to as well.  If anyone wishes to contribute or comment on anything, feel free.
National Championships 2015
This year they will be held in Plymouth on 11th July 2:30pm to 8:00pm. Please put the date in your diary.  If there are enough people interested in travelling together we will consider putting on a coach.
Batley competition
Batley club are hosting a tournament on Saturday 14th February 3:00pm to 7:00pm.  This will be for teams with a mixture of Under 14s and Under 12s players. Food will be provided afterwards.  This an opportunity for all players to take part, including the newer recruits.  I appreciate this is half-term,  please let me know ASAP if interested.
Thanks for taking the trouble to read this,  if you have any queries please contact Mick on 07951834903 or Barrie on 07787397279
Mick and Barrie
 Kit for sale-
We have a selection of kit for sale, please see Mick on Thursday evenings at 8:30 or 9:00pm  (not before the session) or contact on 07951834903 or hydukes@btinternet.com.  If any parents want to buy kit for birthday presents, we are good at keeping secrets!!
If we don’t have the exact size we can get it at fairly short notice
(any profit made from sale of kit is used to benefit junior hockey)
I have a few different models which will fit most people,  cost £25-30
Plastic bats designed by one of the top international players, cost between £22 and £40, there are a variety of designs in the club box for you to try.
If you need a replacement set,  these are £14 for a pair (one blue, one white)
At present there is only one manufacturer producing gloves and these cost £37. I would have to order these in for you.  Barrie is working on making gloves for the club,  currently in advanced testing stage by a number of members.
External Mouthguards
£3.50 each, these need to be cut to fit your snorkel.  These help protect your mouth from injury and are compulsory for matches; it is highly recommended that they are worn at all times
We have excellent snorkels available with valves for suitable for juniors, and can be fitted with external mouthguards. Cost £15.50 (£19 with mouthguard fitted)
I would only suggest buying fins if your feet have stopped growing.
There are a lot of fins in shops which are unsuitable for Hockey , either because they have sharp edges(dangerous) or are just too small and floppy(no power) I do have some available for sale covering most sizes.  Costs between £30 and £40
Fin Grips
£4 per pair