KalaHockey are excited to announce that planning is underway for a return to training for all our members!
This plan is being developed based on advice from HockeyWA and the City of Kalamunda, as well as information from the State Government of Western Australia around Phase 2 restrictions.
The Committee is working hard to develop the COVID-19 documents required by HockeyWA and the City of Kalamunda to allow us to recommence group training. Training may look slightly different for a while and we will provide more information on that prior to kicking off training.
Pending approval, we are working towards commencing turf training for all Seniors on Wednesday 27th May 2020, with Senior grass training from the same date. Junior training will follow shortly after this. At this stage Minkey is still paused, but we are looking at a possible Term 3 start.
Until this approval is received, no official KalaHockey training will take place, but you can continue the training you have been doing through the Phase 1 restrictions.
HockeyWA are working on new season fixtures, which at this stage looks to launch in late June and extend until the end of September. We want to give our players as much opportunity to prepare for the start of the season as we can, as well as encouraging fitness in a safe and controlled environment.
Players will be contacted by their coach or respective representative shortly so we can manage player numbers and determine if we still have enough players for our teams. Please keep an eye on your emails, social media and other contact methods.
Your representatives are:
- Senior Men – David Robertson
- Senior Women – Courtney Hill
- Masters – Dave Hocken
- Juniors – BJ O’Reilly
Once finalised, training will run at both Guildford Turf and our Hartfield Park home ground. Unfortunately due to government restrictions our club rooms will remain closed for the moment, with the exception for emergency access to the toilets.
In the meantime we strongly encourage all members to complete the Infection Control Training – COVID 19 course available from https://covid-19training.gov.au/. This is a free, short course to support each group through the Phase 2 restrictions. It would be great to see as many people as possible complete this training. We ask that anyone that does the course please email their certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would also encourage members to have their annual flu shot and download the Federal Government’s COVID Safe app, but these not required to train.
To our KalaFamily we again thank you for your patience in preparing for a return to training. We’ll soon be back to playing the sport we lock: HOCKEY! Please stay safe and look out for each other.