IES Club Bulletin 28 August 2020

IES Club Bulletin – 28th August 2020

A huge thank you to all on our Covid-19 working group and especially to Moira Bryan, James Gray – our Covid Officer – and Phil Buck for all their hard work in getting us back on the pitch. We are also very grateful to Dawn Claxton for arranging some PPE equipment and additional training in the use of PPE for all our first aiders.

As you will all appreciate a lot of time and effort has been invested in getting the various elements for a safe return in place and it is very important that the whole membership support and respect the new procedures and that we keep everyone at our club and our visiting team as safe as is possible.

We are also very grateful to Moira who has kindly agreed to take on the Membership Secretary role, at least in the short term. Moira has already made some big improvements in sorting out the management of our data and our communication with our membership.

Annual Membership Payments Now Due

In light of the current situation, IES Hockey Club will be keeping membership fees at the same level as last season. We do now need to collect these fees for the sustainability of the club whatever the constraints that the ongoing Covid-19 situation may bring. Full details of how to pay have been emailed to members.

Reduced Match Fees for Senior Hockey

The club committee has agreed a temporary reduction in match fees of £8 adult and £4 students/juniors whilst we are not providing teas for home games.  Match fees will be payable on Club Day and thereafter.

Face coverings at ISSC Rushmere

ISSC has asked that people wear face coverings when inside the Sports Centre. We would be grateful if you could follow this policy please, even if you are only popping in to use the toilet facilities.

Reminders for your diary

  • Men’s training every Tuesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Please note that the training session on Tues 1 Sept will run from 7-8.30p, to enable a Men’s 1s match to take place afterwards.
  • Women’s training 7pm to 9.30pm.
  • Saturday 5 September – Club Day: Intra club matches. 12.30pm W3 v W4 & M1 v M2&3 2.30pm W1 v W2 & M4 v M5 Please contact your captain to confirm your availability.
  • Sunday 6 September – Junior programme to restart.
  • Saturday 12 September – friendly matches. (see list in the table below.)
  • Saturday 19 September – scheduled start of leagues (all details on the East website).


Saturday 12 September Friendly Matches


Team  Opposition L/F H/A Start  Venue
M1  Norwich City 1 F A 14.30  Taverham
M2/3  Colchester 2 F H 12.00  ISSC
M4  Colchester 3 F A 10.00  Colchester Garrison
M5  Colchester 4 F A 15.30 Colchester Garrison
W1  Norwich City 1 F A 13.00  Taverham
W2  Bury St Ed 3 F H 11.30  ISSC
W3/4  Bury St Ed 4 F H 13.30  ISSC

Start of Leagues – Saturday 19 September

The move to Step 5 that will allow a return to League Hockey is not certain, but it is looking likely, with an announcement expected early next week. We will update members as soon as we hear.


A big thank you to Chris Hatch for all his work is sorting all the booking for our home fixtures with ISSC. Full details / times will be shared ASAP.