Hellingly HoundDogs players are due to
return to training on Wednesday the 23rd of January at their new temporary home at Eastbourne Sports Park from 6:30PM. This season is slightly different to previous years with the Flag teams returning earlier this season as they prepare themselves as they compete against other local teams in friendly games.
The Contact/Kitted teams will also train at the same time as the Flag teams at the same venue.
The HoundDogs are looking for new players to join their existing players. So if you are aged 7 to 19 and fancy giving American Football a try, now is your chance to be part of the HoundDogs organisation. The HoundDogs are also looking out for more potential coaches to join the club. The Club can help with the cost of training and educating programmes.
The HoundDogs are renting the ground thanks to a grant of £500 from Hellingly Parish Council. The club has also joined forces with hellingly Rugby Club and are sharing the facility with both clubs training at the same time.
Luke Boorer, HoundDogs Chairman added “We thank the Parish Council for their donation to the club and it will help our players continue training at their usual time and day of the week as they are use too. Without the financial assistance we may have had to change our training day and time and this has a massive impact on player availability. We found this last year when we had to move to a Saturday because of Horsebridge being waterlogged. Being a Youth Sport, we soon realised that a lot of the players have Saturday job and were really restricted with the time they could spend training. We are also looking forward to working with Hellingly Rugby Club. The sports share so many fundamentals with tackling techniques etc, that maybe both clubs can teach each other a thing or two. Plus it’s always good to work on the relationships we have with other Hellingly Sports Trust members”.