HoundDog News


April will see all the HoundDogs teams return to training at their home ground, Horsebridge Recreational ground. After the Governments announcement, the HoundDogs committee have been awaiting further information around rules and guidance for the return to training.

Similar rules will be in place for attendees as when the club returned temperately back in September with regularly hand washing, but the club are now allowed to use more equipment that previously had to remain in the store.

Among new rules are a weekly form that will need to be returned each week for children to be able to train. Below is a link to that form for all parents to use.

Chairman Luke Boorer added “We are delighted to return to training. I have spoken to several of the older players who also can not wait to get back on the pitch. We know there is still a long way to go with regards to a league season but we are hopeful that we will see all the players playing games in 2021. I would like to thank all the parents who have been very positive about returning to training and the rules that this means we have to put in place as well as our NGB BAFA.”

HoundDogs return to training

Wednesday the 9th of September will see all the HoundDog’s team return to training at Horsebridge Rec, Near Hailsham.

The sessions will be split into Flag and Contact teams, as in previous years and see the teams training at the following times:

U11’s & U14’s Flag teams – 18:30 till 19:30

U16’s & U19’s Contact Teams – 19:00 till 20:30

Strict registration will be in place for returning players, using the clubs new registration partner, Teamo. As of next week all players will be required to mark their intention to train through the Teamo site.

New players are now more than welcome to attend training, but as in previous years, consent forms will be needed to be completed by an adult prior to any participation. For more information, please contact the club through social media or email on hellinglyhounddogs@hotmail.com

Hounddogs return to training

We are pleased to announce that the Hounddogs Teams will be returning to training from Wednesday the 17th of June at Horsebridge Rec.

These sessions will involve registered players only and we will not be accepting new players just yet.

We have a strict plans in place to protect our players from the spread of Covid-19.

Every players parent should have received an email from the Chairman explaining the rules around training and the procedures that the club has in place including social distancing and hand sanitising. If you haven’t received this, please let the club know through private message or email on hellinglyhounddogs@hotmail.com. 

Chairman Luke Boorer added “It will be great to get back onto the pitch. Although it is going to seem very strange to start with as we have to reduce numbers and conform with social distancing rules etc. However, it will be great to get back out there in the summer sun and start to build up fitness levels as prey that we may be able to get a few friendlies in, but we are taking one step at a time. Currently we are not accepting new players as we have limited coaching levels but we are hopefully that as the government eases the lockdown, we can start to see more players returning as well as slots of new faces. I know some clubs have come in for a bit of a bashing from some within the sport for starting training but I feel we have measures in place, a fantastic Committee supporting the coaches. We are lucky that we have a facility that we can use and know that our kids and parents will assist us with any rule we put in place.”

Players look to raise money for defib


Saturday the 28th of March will see the HoundDogs players attempt to complete a 5K run around Eastbourne’s Shinewater Park as part of the Park Run. The players are looking to help raise money for a defibrillator for Horsebridge Rec. The club have teamed up with SADS UK in our efforts to have a defib installed for anyone using the sports facilities at the recreational grounds.

In September the HoundDog coaches raised over £500 to put towards a defib machine when they completed a no drinking alcohol challenge, and now it’s the turn of the players.

Anyone wishing to sponsor them can use the link below. 🏈🏈🏈🏈

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hellinglyhounddogsHellingly is raising money to help SADS UK

U16’s team fixtures are confirmed

2020 will see the HoundDogs U16’s enter the national leagues. Teaming up with Kent Phoenix, the two sides will merge to form the Hellingly Phoenix which will see players from both sides, getting their first experience of league football.

The team will play in four tournaments, starting at Cobham on the 18th of April. the 27th of June will see the team host its home tournament at Kent Phoenix;’s home ground at Maidstone.

Both sides have had a couple of training sessions together and next weekend will see them join up with their Legion brothers as the two age groups take part in the 1st ever training camp.