Ladies First XI Hockey
10th December 2009
North Yorkshire Umpire Development is planning to hold a Level 1 course at Harrogate on Sunday January 24th 2010 – organisers are hoping to make this a 1-day complete course if candidates are prepared to do some preparation beforehand.
All seniors and 14-18 year-old with Foundation Award are invited to participate. Interested individuals please contact the club or Chris Bale.
Sharpen up your game and technique with 2 new umpiring DVDs available to buy from England Hockey
*** Rules of Hockey 2009-10 *** (A video guide)
*** Core Skills for Umpiring *** (used as part of the new Level 1 course)
Chris Bale has reviewed both and would be pleased to discuss them (and a mistake he found to which EH admitted – Good Old Chris!) along with the heart rate monitoring and GPS tracking that he has been doing recently in line with the NPUA and National Development programme.
How far do you think an umpire runs? (Think that depends on the umpire eh Derek?)
How fast do you think he goes and for how long? (Think that depends on the umpire as well eh Derek!!)
Chris has been finding out his own stats for the last few games and how much of the pitch he really covers in 70 minutes! (Probably more than Gary “Flash” Nash does these days!)
I’m sure you all know already but this year’s party extravaganza will take place on 12th December. Read more…. Yes 7.30pm till late for beer, alco pops, music, dancing and pizza, as well as the usual fun, frolics and fancy dress. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased on the night, but if you can let your captains know before hand it will help the ladies plan the food (or at least the order to Pizza Hut).
Special thanks to Smithy and Ed Peters, who between them helped us find a DJ at short notice after the original guy dropped out.
The very mysterious Katie Whitham missed out on the November Drinker's Draw prize of £175 as she wasn't in the bar. But who is this lady of mystery....
Drink whilst you think
1. What were you doing at the time of drinkers draw?
Off doing something mysterious..Shhhhh
2. What would you have spent the money on?
A new cloak of invisibility
3. Favourite drink?
A very special cocktail with unknown and mysterious ingredients.
4. Favourite place to drink?
Somewhere dark and mysterious away from the crowds
5. What team do you play for?
The Ladies 4th team...allegedly
6. Preferred position?
7. Actual position?
7. First thing people notice about you on the pitch?
I'm very difficult to spot
9. What do you miss the most about hockey out of season?
Being so anonymous
10. What routines do you have before a game
Introducing myself to my team as nobody knows who I am
11. Do you have a special talent
Being invisible and mysterious
Finally, who is the….
12. Best Trainer?
Don't know never been
13. Worst Trainer?
14. Most Skillful?
Me probably - haven't you seen me? Oh no....
15. The Joker?
Jill Feasey - she apparently thinks she knows who I am
Me....there I go..didn't you see me or was I too quick?
17. Most Intelligent?
I dont know - I never see any of my team for long enough to know...
18. Least Intelligent?
19. Worst Dress Sense?
I would have to say me - these cloaks of mystery don't come in any other colour...
And....who's the longest in the shower
Wouldn't know - I've never made it that far into the club
Yes despite the prize fund reaching £200, there were only 4 people in the bar for this Novembers Draw. We can only assume that club members are seriously loaded...
For those of you that thought/assumed/didn't care either way, the Draw is NOT going to be held before the Christmas Party.
For those with short term memory problems and who haven't yet received or read their fixture cards or who have not received or read previous emails, newsletters or news items the Draw will always be held on the first Saturday of the month unless otherwise notified....This means the next one will be Saturday 9th January 2010. As a famous meerkat once said..Simples....!
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