Well the season is sadly drawing to a close but as always we are finishing it off in style with the HHC AGM.

Date: Weds 22 April, 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm.

Bill Ashworth is stepping down as Director of Hockey and the board would like to thank him for his contribution this year. This position is therefore vacant along with the Vice Chairman role and the board would welcome nominations.

For information about the Director of Hockey role please see the attached job description below and/or talk to a member of the board if you'd like to know about any of the other roles. In the event of more than one nomination there will be a vote at the AGM.

Other existing members of the board are happy to continue if the club wishes :

President - Heidi Wells

Chairman - Isobel O'Neill

Director of Finance - Steve Rea

Director of Junior Hockey - Vanessa Michna

Director of Communications - Si Collyer

Director of Membership - Amanda Wright

Director for Playing Arrangements - Peter Smith

Director without Portfolio - Tony Richards

I will send out the agenda nearer the time so you can all take a look at it before the meeting.

I look forward to seeing you all on the night.

Many thanks.





Director of Hockey Job description

Who will I be responsible to?      

HHC Board

Who will I be responsible for?     

Adult Club Captains & Managers

Adult Coaching team

What is my role?

The principal responsibilities are to stimulate and supervise improvement of hockey throughout the Club in terms of playing standards, requirement, hockey for all, discipline and courtesy.   In these respects to work closely with all Club Coaches, team captains, managers and Director for Junior Hockey.

What else can you tell me about the role?

As Director of Hockey you will need to:-

Produce a Development Plan in harmony with the wider aims of the Club to provide a safe, effective and good quality hockey experience for players.

Work closely with Club Board members to recruit and develop players and volunteers, to provide a sustainable adult section.

Implement Club policies for all those involved in club hockey, especially in relation to safeguarding those under 18 year olds playing in adult squads.

Help maintain ClubsFirst accreditation.

Approachability, good communication skills and ability to delegate are essential to the role.  Club playing experience is essential.  Coaching experience of adults and/or juniors welcomed.

Attending a safeguarding training course is required.

How much time will I need to give to the role?

Approximately 5 - 7 hours per week.

What tasks are involved?

Produce, as part of the Club Development Plan, playing policies, strategies, coaching programmes and umpiring guidance to provide consistent and improving Club playing standards.

Together with the Board produce a Seasonal Development Plan + Budget for agreement at the AGM.