After consultation with players, the Committee have taken the decision to move training from its current home to a saturday morning. Training will commence on Saturday the 28th of April at Horsebridge Recreational ground, near… More
Our friend, Richard Ashby has been coming along to the last few training sessions with his videocamera and has been filming our U17’s at training. Richard has complied this fantastic video of the boys going through their paces. We hope you enjoy the video as much as we do. We can’t thank Richard enough for all his hard work and his amazing work that he has done for our club.
We are still recruiting for the 2018 season. So if you enjoyed what you have seen and are aged 13 to 17, come along and give it a go.
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”.
The HoundDogs are still looking to register more players for their teams, and if you, or someone you know might be interested, drop them an email on email@example.com or contact them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
We would like to wish all players, parents, coaches, committee members and supporters a very merry Christmas and hope they all have a fantastic prosperous New Year.
Just a reminder that we our U17’s Contact team return to training on Saturday January 27th at Eastbourne Sports Park.
More details will follow soon on when the Flag teams return to training.
Friday the 17th of November has gone down as a historic day for Hellingly Hound Dogs and its Chairman, Luke Boorer.
A few weeks ago, Luke found out he had been nominated for Volunteer of the Year Award at the 2017 Sussex Sports Awards which was to be held at The Grand Hotel on Brighton sea front.
The evening consisted of a sit down meal, followed by the award presentations and guest speaker. The evening was hosted by Danny Pike from BBC Radio Sussex, and he was joined on stage by winner of 10 Invictus Games medals, and hopeful GB Paralympian Mike Goody.
Luke was joined as a nominee by Eric Douglin from Bexhill Basketball Club and Marnie Williams from Storm Basketball Club, based in Crawley.
AND THE WINNER WAS…………………………………
Luke Boorer added “It was a complete shock. I know Eric and all he has done for sport and Bexhill Basketball Club, and was convinced that he was going to win. When they started reading out snippets of what the winner had achieved, I still thought that it wasnt me. It was only when he read my name out, did I actually start to realise I had won. Its a real honour just to be nominated and I was excited by this fact alone. I have been to the awards night in previous years and know what a fantastically organised evening it is and how special it is for all attending. I would also like to thank all the rest of the team involved with Hellingly Hound Dogs. We have a fantastic back room including the
Coaches and Committee, who are a very dedicated team. Without them, our club probably wouldn’t exist. I would also like to say a big thank you to the team over at SEYAF, who have supported our club since the day that we were founded. As a club, we have come a very long way in a short space of time, but we still have some amazing things to come. This is not the end of where we want to be. We want to offer the kids of Sussex the chance to play this fantastic sport and want really want to continue to develop players and turn them into a team that the community can be really proud of. ”
Sunday the 5th of November saw an early fireworks display at Eastbourne Sports Park, as the newly formed Hellingly HoundDogs Under 17’s contact team got its first ever run out as a team. Kent Phoenix travelled from Maidstone to Eastbourne to help give the fledgling team the taste of what to expect from contact football.
The day saw the teams go head to head over 3 practice games. The Phoenix ran away winners of all three games but the scores were not the main reason for the event. All the games proved to be a great learning curve for the HoundDogs, as they develop from Rookies into a team.
The HoundDogs, however , found the going hard during the games. They came up against a team that had not only competed in the BAFA League in 2017, but a squad that carried more experience along with a massive height and weight advantage.
Taking these factors aside, there were many highlights for the HoundDogs on the day as the team completed several 1st downs and interceptions. The main highlights were a TD when Riley Davis caught a throw from Jacob Boorer and Harrison Kane’s 4 interceptions.
Joint Head Coach, Alastair Cameron-Dick added “‘The boys really stepped up in their first outing, showing no signs of being intimidated by the other side’s greater size and experience. Even short on numbers they did a fantastic job of playing both sides of the ball, showing some pretty impressive skills. Riley and Charlie had a great game with some good catches and runs. Our QB Jacob showed poise and a good arm even while under pressure. Our defence looked up to the task with 4 interceptions and can now look to refine their tackling technique. Now with their first full contact game under their belt they can build off of this and be even more ready next time.”
The DPO Home Improvement MVP awards goes to:
- Offence MVP – Riley Davis, Completed numerous catches and carries, and scored the teams only TD.
- Defense MVP – Harrison Kane, 4 interception and lead the D in tackles.
- Overall MVP – Ned Foster, played almost every snap…and played with the intensity and confidence against players literally twice his size.
HoundDogs Chairman, Luke Boorer added “It was great to see the team get the chance to play and show off what they had been training so hard to do. We still have a long way to go, including player development and recruitment, but we have made a massive leap forward. We are still unsure as to what we will do with regards to a league in 2018, although we are hopeful that we will see a lot more games. We have the Christmas break approaching but are already looking and planning for next season, including scrimmage/games in a similar fashion as today. I would like to thank all the coaches who have made today possible, along with the parents who have stayed to watch their sons play this fantastic game.”