Harpenden HC News story

New season beckons......

12 Aug 2019

Dear All

I hope you are enjoying the summer and are now starting to thinking about hockey again!

As we approach the new season just a couple of reminders/announcements;


Kit Amnesty

The club is currently investigating improved kit storage options pitch side at Woollams.

As part this we are also auditing the kit we have.

If anybody has any club kit (or indeed just hockey equipment no longer used/junior kit out grown) lurking at the back of the shed or garage please let us know and we can arrange collection.

Once we have a full picture of what we have then we can confidently order the necessary replacements and upgrades



Provision of umpires remains a challenge for the club.

It is therefore imperative that all playing members contribute and be prepared to umpire a match or two during the season.

League requirements vary, but clearly there is a requirement for some games to be umpired by fully assessed or pre-assessment umpires.

As such we need to continue building the umpire pool we have.

Those that have been on the course need to be assessed, and anyone looking to go on the course please let us know and depending on numbers we can organise a training date.


Here’s to another exciting and enjoyable season


Nick McLean

Mens Club Captain