Returning to Play!!

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We're back!

Apologies for our lack of communication over these strange times. We have been working very hard behind the scenes to get you safely back on the pitch. The good news is that we are ready to have you back from Wednesday 8th July. We are sorry for the lack of notice, but we didn't want to delay a minute longer. We hope you are as keen as we are to pick up a stick.

Please read the letter below carefully and all the way to the end – we know it's long and detailed, but we need to ensure your safety.

All coaches have undergone training and our Risk Assessment policies have been updated to extremely high standards in order for us to return safely and be compliant.

We have 4 options available to you and look forward to receiving your bookings:

Option 1 – Free Play

  • The pitch will be split into 7 mini pitches using cones.
  • Each pitch can be booked to members at £10 per hour for free play.
  • If your requested time slot is not available we will let you know an alternative.
  • 6 players maximum (all from different households or from 2 different households)

Option 2 – 1:1 sessions

  • 1:1 sessions will be available at £40 per hour (including pitch hire)
  • You can request a coach or we will allocate one who is available at your time request
  • If your preferred coach is not available, we will contact to arrange alternate availability.

Option 3 – Small Private Group Sessions

  • Small private group sessions of up to 5 players plus a coach will be available to book at £50 per session (including pitch hire)
  • You can request a coach, or we will allocate one who is available for your group.
  • If your preferred coach is not available, we will contact to arrange alternate availability.

Option 4 – Small age group sessions

  • These will be emailed and put on our social media platforms. They are available to members and age group teams when organsied.
  • £10 per player for a 1 hour training sessions
  • 4 groups of 5 players spread across the pitch

The coaches for 1:1 and small private group sessions are the following:

Wesley Jackson

Giles Dakin

Simon Faulkner

Ben Mackey

Kate Reynolds

Mike Lewis

Richard Lane

The times in which the pitch will be operating:

Evening Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (3 time slots)

  • 5pm-6pm
  • 6:15pm-7:15pm
  • 7:30pm-8.30pm - (Monday & Wednesday only)

Weekends Saturday & Sunday (4 time slots per day)

  • 10am-11am
  • 11:15am-12.15pm
  • 1.30pm-2.30pm
  • 2:45pm-3:45pm

If you would like to book, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your selected option and we will reply confirming the booking. Payment details will be sent in the confirmation email and will need to be made online prior to the booking time/date. If you have not paid, we will not allow you on the pitch. Bookings will be made on a first come first serve basis, so please be patient if you do not receive the exact time you wish. We will endeavour to give you an alternative time which is available.

                                                                     How it will work?

  • 1.All parties will follow Public Health England advice for good hygiene at all times
  • 2.Keep a 2m distance from other people at all times (unless from the same household)
  • 3.Players under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult although the adult does not need to be one of the players - if not playing, the adult must stand outside the mini-pitch area.
  • 4.Entrance to the astro will be via the normal dugout entrance
  • 5.Access is only available to those who have pre booked and received confirmation.
  • 6.Pitches will be divided by dividers or cones.
  • 7.Players must walk safely to their designated mini pitch
  • 8.First aid will be available in the centre dugout, with a member of the club present.
  • 9.1:1 or small group sessions by a coach – you will be met by the old wooden dugouts and taken to your pitch area.
  • 10.Balls will be provided and placed in buckets of soapy water at the end of each session. Players must not touch the hockey balls or equipment with their hands (if this does occur, they must wash their hands and equipment immediately)
  • 11.On entrance and exit to the pitch, players must dip their sticks in a bucket of soapy water.
  • 12.Hand washing facilities will be available by the tap.
  • 13.Exit of the pitch will be towards the stands on the far side, players must dip their sticks on exit.
  • 14.Hand sanitiser will be available on pitch exit.
  • 15.If at any time the club feels guidelines are being broken, they have the right to terminate the booking with immediate effect with no refund of payment.
  • 16.Do not participate if you are required to self-isolate or you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms
  • 17.All other club guidelines and policies must be adhered to in addition to these.

                                                     Pitch Layout

It is imperative that we follow the guidelines given by the Government and England Hockey. As soon as these guidelines are breached, we will need to stop the sessions immediately.

England Hockey social distancing posters will be displayed around the facility.

Toilet facilities will not be available on site so please plan for this.

Timings and pitch layouts are subject to change as teams begin pre season training.

Stay alert, enjoy and stay safe.

East Grinstead Hockey Club 

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