Hellingly HoundDogs Under 17’s returned to training on Saturday 27th Of January after the Christmas break. The club have moved their winter training programme to the 3G facility at Eastbourne Sports Park due to the conditions of the field at Horsebridge. This was possible due to a grant from Sussex Police and the Property Act Fund which granted the HoundDogs £480 to help cover the costs. The HoundDogs would like to thank Sean Trimby for his help in obtaining the grant from Sussex Police.
The 1st training session of the year was welcomed by many returning players from 2017 along with 7 new faces coming along and trying the sport. The session was mainly made up of fundamental skills as well as the coaches laying down a new training system that will be regularly used at most training sessions for the 2018 season.
Coach, Luke Boorer added “It was great to see so many new faces as well as returning faces for the day. We knew a few players from last season were unable to make the training session, so have high hopes to see our numbers swell over the coming weeks. It was a new record for us in terms of playing numbers and this will hopefully bode well for the season ahead. We already have two scrimmages booked in for the start of the year and are slowly looking to add more to give the players chance to train, play and learn from these experiences, I would also like to thank Sean Trimby and the Police for their generous donation which has helped immensely with us being able to train at a fantastic facility. Hailsham doesn’t have a 3G facility in the town and Horsebridge has water laying everywhere, which would have resulted in us having to cancel many sessions ahead”.
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