A Happy Christmas to all our Members, Vice Presidents and Sponsors.
As we pause for a two week Christmas Break………time to reflect upon the great achievement of our move on to “ The Ellis Astro “……Our very own Pitch, fully kitted out with Admin Office, Dug –outs ,multi-pitch training facilities and Spectator Area.
“The Ellis “ was completed on a twelve week schedule and delivered on time for our Home fixtures commencing on November 14th……we have now enjoyed five weeks of fixtures with four Home Matches being played back to back on most Saturdays, Cup Matches on Sundays,full Academy Sessions on Monday evenings together with full Training for Men and Ladies on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Tremendous Utilisation of our new facility and a credit to our committee organisation of operations led by Club Captain, Steve Goodfellow.
Meanwhile the key figures who have put in such hard work on our Astro Appeals and Grant Applications together with dealing so patiently with all the necessary “Legals “ and paper-work trails required to enable the acquisition of “ The Ellis ,,,,,,,“ can take a brief break !
Our thanks go out in particular to Ian Brown,Steve Morrison, Rocky Whetton, Glyn Holland, Ian Morgan, Duncan Austin, Joey Ascott and Graham Lamb for their dedication over 5 years to making it all happen !
The first half of the Season has seen mixed results from our “Teams” with the “ Ladies” perhaps shading it over the “ Men”. The Academy continues to flourish with keen support….many thanks to Academy Director Zoe Ridley,Kevin Heath and their coaches.
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TABS have been refreshed together with frequent updates on our Home Page……well done The Webmaster !
SANTA CLAUS has visited “The Ellis “ to bring Xmas Cheer to the Academy (see pic)!
I wish all Members and Supporters of The Red & Greens a very Happy Christmas and a
“Great New Year” for 2016 as we move forward with the “Development “ of Burton Hockey Club.
Many thanks again, go out to our Vice Presidents, Patrons and Sponsors for their generous support , without which “The Ellis” would not have happened……..we always said
“Not if….” but “When….. “ !
All best wishes, Willie Welch, President.
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES
April 16 th / 17 th 2016 Saturday and Sunday
CELEBRATION WEEK-END and OFFICIAL OPENING of “The Ellis Astro “.
A TWO DAY “ EllisFest of Hockey” on the new Burton Hockey Club Astro……
(details to follow )
Together with “ The Awards Night Dinner “ at the Branston Country Club, Pavilion
On the Saturday Night, April 16 th……….