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Chair's Welcome to the 23/24 Season


What a season 2022/23 was! Four promotions and olympians playing at Wood Green. More juniors than ever before played in matches for Witney last season, and we entered more senior teams to summer league than ever before.


Having such a strong year brings pressure for the upcoming season but we do have more exciting plans. We are adding a 4th Men’s team, launching a junior academy and exploring the possibility of adding a Ladies' Masters team. We plan to offer more opportunities for our juniors across the board and are looking for parents or senior members to take on Junior Team Manager roles. We are also looking for a Junior Membership Secretary, having recently appointed a Junior Fixtures Secretary. Both these roles will allow us to grow and expand the opportunities we can give to our juniors. Please let us know if you're interested on this contact form here.


Membership

We are pleased to announce that all club membership forms are now live and membership fees and match fees will remain the same for 2023/24. Existing senior members, please note the deadline for the early bird discount has changed to 1st September 2023 to coincide with friendlies.


We are approaching junior capacity at 300 members. Until we are able to build a second pitch, we are capacity constrained. Please fill out the membership form and pay membership early to avoid disappointment.



Seniors 

Following the success of the last two preseasons, we will again start preseason the week commencing 31st July. This is five more sessions on an annual basis for all senior members.

  • Preseason Club Training: Starts Week Commencing 31st July 2023

  • Men's Club Training: Mondays 20:00 - 21:30

  • Ladies' Club Training*: Thursdays 18:30-20:00

*Please note the first 2 Ladies' sessions will be combined to determine squad selection - from the week commencing 14th August, the Ladies' section will then be training in loose squads to allow for preparation for the season. Training nights will be:

  • L2/L3: Wednesdays 20:00 - 21:30

  • L4/L5: Thursdays 18:30 - 20:00


Juniors

We are super excited to be welcoming back our Juniors from September. We are now close to full capacity as we approach 300 junior members, please ensure you complete the membership form ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Junior training starts the week commencing Monday 4th September.


U15 Boys training will be at 18:00-19:00 on Wednesday evening alongside U14 Boys training.


Training

All training days and times can be found on our website.


Volunteers Needed

Thank you to all parents that helped out on Sundays last year. This allows us to enter more teams and give our juniors more games to play. We are looking to expand our offering further and are looking for parents or senior members to take on Junior Team Manager roles. Any parents or existing senior members interested in helping out or looking for more information, please contact Junior Coordinator Lucy Regan using the contact form on this page.


Sponsorship & Advertising

We have an incredible opportunity to raise funds for the club by selling advertising/sponsorship space at the pitch. We are selling 6ft by 2ft sponsorship boards for £400 for the 2023/24 season. If you own a business, have a family member who does, or know someone who may be interested in purchasing a board to advertise whilst supporting the club, please fill out the contact form here.


New Members

The club is always looking for new members in both the Senior and Junior sections. Please do invite anyone who would like to take up hockey or is interested in joining the club. Prospective members can get in touch by social media or the contact form on our website.


I hope everyone is as excited as I am for the new season, it will be fantastic to see everyone back at Wood Green over the coming months. We have a big opportunity to continue to grow and develop our club and I have no doubt next year will be another successful season.


I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon.


Liam

Chair

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