Hockey plans for return
Hockey is gearing up for the new season with a new coaching team. Parent volunteer David Ferguson takes over from Mary Weir as our Director of Hockey, and with a delayed start to the season due to Covid-19 this is the perfect time for students who haven’t tried hockey, or sport, to give it a go. David guarantees that everyone will have fun, learn new skills, make new friends and develop confidence, so why not give it a try?
David is working closely with Head of PE, HE and Sport Mr Brown to ensure the full programme of hockey can return safely and in line with SBC and school requirements around Covid-19. So, the season’s start has been delayed and – provided the coronavirus infection remains low – we are hoping for a green light to start training in the coming weeks.
We will certainly be ready as we have a fixture list and a strong group of parent volunteers as coaches and team managers at all age levels. Our new science teacher, Joanne Brown, has also volunteered to use her experience of school and district hockey to coach our senior squad. Ashley Prentice is taking on the role of Chairperson of the Kelso HS Hockey Committee, which supports the coaches and managers, and organises fundraising events. The committee also helps parents to enjoy the social side of hockey so any parent who would like to join our committee is very welcome, and all ideas for ‘virtual’ fundraisers and events (once we can move more freely welcome). Please contact Ashley: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full information on high school hockey, with contact details and the mandatory consent form, are now available on the KHS website here. The consent form has to be returned to David Ferguson (email@example.com) before your child can take part in any hockey activity.
The S1 squad will wear red tops this season and you can now order these from David by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the size you require (XS, S, M or L). They will be priced £25 each to be paid to Kelso HS via ParentPay. The rest of the kit, including rain jacket, red hoody, navy skorts or shorts, and red socks, will be available soon direct from Border Embroideries here.
Chairperson – Ashley Prentice.
Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer roles to be filled.
Seniors: Team Manager – Ashley Prentice; Co-coaches – Joanne Brown and Susan Lawrence.
S3: Team Manager – Claire Ogilvie; Coach – Kirsty Veitch.
S2: Team Manager – Sarah-Jane Laing; Coach – Emma Mack.
S1: Team Manager – Gillian White; Coach – David Ferguson.