Ladies & Gentlemen of the club, Sponsors, Vice -Presidents, and Patrons,
After Five Years of hard work we come to a week-end of Celebration
......our own Ellis Fest
……..April, 16th -17th 2016
Alongside the Annual Awards Night Dinner on Saturday, 16th April at The Branston Country Club, Pavilion, there will be an "Ellis Hockey Fest" on Burton Hockey Club's very own Ellis Astro, at Shobnall, on both the Saturday and Sunday.
On the Saturday (16th April) the morning programme of Hockey will include a Ladies 4 XI League Match (10.am to 11.30am), followed by an Academy
Festival for Boys and Girls (11.30 to 12.45 ) and then we will Have our own Grand Opening and Un- Veiling of the "ELLIS ASTRO" Honours Board, by Mrs Sue Ellis (Peter's Sister-in -Law..).. For around 1pm.....Afterwards, Club and Senior Members Hockey Activities commence from 1pm to 4pm.
A Hog Roast, BBQ, Soft Drinks and Tower Brewery Ale will be available to enhance "Celebrations”.
On the Sunday ( 17th April ) there will be a 7 a side Tournament for Mixed Veteran teams representing sides of old, such as Rolleston Eagles, Burton Tech and of course Burton HC, which will feature Club Members Past and Present,....this will run 11am to 2pm and then afterwards to the Henhurst Club for special refreshments!
Teams are being formed as we speak for both the club games on the Saturday and Sunday. Please let your captains know if you can play Saturday and for the vets mixed tournament 35+ (with guests) contact Jane Palmer, Anthony Kemp or Steve Morrison to get in one of the teams being specially formed for the Sunday.
Reminder that the AWARDS NIGHT is that same Saturday. Full details are on the website so please let Fran Lord know, if not done so already, if coming and pay ticket monies in promptly please......
Many thanks for your tremendous support in helping us to achieve the magnificent "Ellis Astro” I look forward to greeting as many of you that can attend all or part of our Celebrations....
Best wishes, Willie Welch - President.