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.

Parish Council Awards HoundDogs Grant Funding

Hellingly Parish Council

Hellingly HoundDogs are pleased to announce that Hellingly Parish council have awarded the Youth American Football club the sum of £500 to help cover the costs of minibus hire for the 2020 season.

2019 season saw the HoundDogs enter into the national league for the first time, with the aim of giving their players the chance to play competitive football. It saw the team traveling to Cambridge, London twice for away games, whilst playing two of their three home games at Maidstone. The 2020 season will see the u19’s again having to travel some distance to play again and with the addition of a joint team at U16’s level, the HoundDogs Committee thought it would be a good idea to ask the Parish Council for help with the cost of traveling.

On top of this, the Council also awarded an addition sum of £300 in an emergancy joint application from the HoundDogs and Hellingly Rugby Club, to help cover the costs of both clubs having to move training from Horsebridge recently, to Eastbourne Sports Park due to the flooding the area has experienced.

Club Chairman, Luke Boorer added “We are very lucky to have such a helpful Parish council here at Hellingly. The money will be sued to help hire and fuel a minibus for us to travel as a team rather than lots of parents taking their kids in many different vehicles. We did this last season with the U19 Legion team and it proved to be a great success. The money means we can also reduce the fee we charge the kids and their parents for this service. We would also like to sent a massive thank you to the Parish Council for helping fund our move to Eastbourne for training. Without their help, the two clubs would have struggled to fund the additional costs. I would personally like to go on record and say a massive thank you to all the Councillors. We are very fortunate to have a Parish Council that supports local sports and the local residents”.

The HoundDogs are now on their winter break. The U16 an dU19 Contact teams return to training on Wednesday the 8th of January at Eastbourne Sports Park from 6:30PM with the Flag section returning at the same venue of the 5th of February. If you are interested in coming along please contact us for more details on hellinglyhounddogs@hotmail.com of through Social Media.