Last weekend we saw our official restart of the 2020 season. Despite the weather, our Kala teams had a cracking start, which is a testament to all the hard work our coaches, managers and players have put in to restarting. This has been an unusual start to say the least! The same week I became President, our season was “paused” by HockeyWA as we faced the COVID-19 shutdowns. There were moments we weren’t sure if hockey would be returning at all this year. This has only been possible because of so many people in our WA community doing the right thing and keeping each other safe.
Shutting the season down was a sprint, but reopening was a marathon. I would like to thank my committee and non-committee members who have worked so hard to make sure we were able to keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes. Everyone who made sure the clubrooms were taken care of during our break, who kept communications going through our newsletter and Facebook while we were unable to meet in person, who worked extra hard keeping in touch with players, registering, organising coaches and teams and training – we would not be here today without all your efforts. We are almost back to “new normal” with the restart of Minkey in a few weeks time. I’d like to acknowledge the City of Kalamunda who checked in with us regularly to see if we needed assistance – we are very grateful to be a part of this community.
Keep looking out for each other both on and off the field. Remember to keep practicing physical distancing where we can, keep washing and sanitising hands regularly and if sick please stay home! If you see someone forget some of these rules remember its kind to remind each other so we can keep enjoying our hockey together.
Congratulations to our community on the successful start of the 2020 season and good luck Kala!
President Kalamunda Districts Hockey Club