Dear All

The Magpies May Day Weekend Hockey Festival is proving very popular once again and we have 19 Mixed teams entered for Saturday 3 May, with just one more team to find, a full house of Ladies’ Club teams and a growing list of Men’s teams for the Club Day on Monday 5 May.

However, to organise and run this event Kirstin Cumming and James Smith need your help.

Many of you have already offered your services as umpires, officials and as part of the catering team. Thank you.

But we could still do with some more volunteers.

1. Anyone with a whistle and a free morning, afternoon or day would be welcomed. Please contact Kirstin on or 01986 788439.

2. Any player, parent or friend of the club who could offer two hours of their time to assist with serving food from the kitchen on either day would, again, be really appreciated. Please contact Kirstin on (01986 788439) or James on (01379 898767)

3. Anyone who has spare time on the evening of Wednesday 30 April, Thursday 1 May or all day on Friday 2 May and would be happy to assist with marking the pitches, moving goals and putting up the marquee would be welcomed. Please contact James on (01379 898767).

Finally, I hope, of course, that as many of you as possible have found playing opportunities. I am aware that Tim Allen has organised a Mixed team and is looking for a few more players. If you are interested in a game on Saturday 3 May please feel free to contact Tim direct on If we are overwhelmed with demand it may be possible to enter another Magpies Mixed team. For the avoidance of doubt you must be a regular adult hockey team to play in this tournament.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

James Smith and Kirstin Cumming