Alnwick Hockey Club has been longing for a home pitch for over 30 years now, but only more recently in the last decade have they been on a mission to get up to date AstroTurf facilities. At the moment the club have to train and play home games at Longhirst, near Morpeth. There is always hope in the future to finally house our own pitch in Alnwick however, there are many loopholes we, as a club need to get through. There are several areas in which we need to develop, with the main two being our junior section and our club coaches & umpiring programme.
The junior section is a fundamental part of the club, we need to start growing and directing children down the right paths, e.g. assessment centres, clubs with male teams etc.
We also need to expand our provision of coaches and umpires for both adults and junior training and games. There are various up and coming courses available so if anyone is interested please get in touch, you don’t even have to know the game, just have a love of helping people – the knowledge comes afterwards.