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August Riva Restaurant Youth Development Draw

Winners of the Riva Restaurants Youth Development Draw for August drawn live at L2 training last night are:
1st £60 Gordon Fraser
2nd £30 John Platt
3rd Bryan Stirling

Uddingston Hockey Club Manager Announced

Uddingston Hockey Club Manager Announced

Uddingston Hockey Club are delighted to announce another first for the club by announcing their new employee Emma Little as the first Club Manager in charge of the non-playing side of the club who will work alongside Director of Hockey, Harry Dunlop with both feeding into the club committee and reporting directly to the President.

For many years the club like every other club have been swamped by the amount of administration that is now involved in running a club and in turn it passed onto volunteers and coaches to do along with their other club duties that in turn diluted the impact on the clubs playing and coaching sides.

Therefore, on review of all the duties that require to be covered we decided it was a very worthwhile allocating the required budget to have someone in overall charge of the non-playing side of the club that would in turn allow others to focus all their efforts on the playing and coaching side of the club.

Prior to joining the club Emma has achieved a Professional Development Award and Bachelor of Arts degree, with court award, in event management whilst working in various capacities throughout the club. She has developed and delivered a variety of events throughout Scotland however whilst completing her degree developed a passion for sports management that we feel will be ideal experience for leading the non-playing side of our club as we continue to grow and develop in the coming years.

Image 1: Emma Little, Hockey Club Manager

Emma will work hand in hand with Director of Hockey Harry to allow him to focus fully on the playing side with her key responsibilities including such areas as Covid19 Officer, Child Protection Officer, Grants Convenor, Scottish Hockey Accreditation, Facility management, sponsor and sponsorship management plus many other areas in her overall role as Hockey Club Manager.

Director of Hockey Harry Dunlop commented “I am delighted to welcome Emma to the team and particularly happy to have someone to oversee the on playing side of the club that will in turn allow myself and my coaching team to focus fully on the playing and coaching side of the club”.

Vice President David Goodfellow commented “This appointment is yet another great addition to our professional team and one we thought long and hard about however when Emma became available, we knew it was the right time to put the post in place”.

Emma will officially start her new role from 1st September and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.should you wish to welcome her to the club or ask for her assistance.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the club or learning more about the club, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or review our media platforms.

Uddingston Hockey Goalkeeping Coach Announced

 


Uddingston Hockey Goalkeeping Coach Announced

Uddingston Hockey Club are delighted to announce Rory Kerr as their new Goalkeeping coach for the coming season with him also providing competition for the goalkeeping positions across our gent’s performance squads.

Over the past 6 years Rory has played hockey in a number of countries and leagues. In Scotland he played for Hillhead, and Western Wildcats, before a successful spell with Kelburne H C, winning a domestic treble and playing in the EHL on two occasions. Rory has also played in England, with Canterbury both outdoor and indoor, coming 2nd at the prestigious Supersixes tournament, most recently Rory played for Richmond H C.

Hockey has also taken Rory overseas to play in Australia for Suburban Lions in Perth for two seasons gaining promotion and picking up keeper of the season for the league. Most recently Rory returned to the Southern Hemisphere, playing in Auckland, New Zealand with Somerville Hockey Club. Rory said, ‘I’ve been fortunate to play under some incredible coaches and with some world class players on my journey and I’m looking forward to working with Harry, Steven and the guys at Uddingston’.

The club committee and Director of Hockey, Harry Dunlop feel strongly that the area of goalkeeping within hockey was particularly specialist and in turn required its own coach who can work in conjunction with other coaches to improve and develop this position within the team therefore we are particularly delighted to have Rory joining our coaching team as his experience, knowledge and enthusiasm for the game in undoubted.

Rory will work across various areas of the club by running Senior and Junior Goalkeeping Academies while also attending youth coaching to run goalkeeping taster sessions with the view of developing a pipeline of future keepers from our youth system who would then progress up via our youth performance squads and into our senior squads.

 

 Image 1: Rory Kerr, Goalkeeping Coach and Harry Dunlop, Director of Hockey.

Director of Hockey Harry Dunlop commented “I am delighted to welcome Rory to the club. Having a keeper with such extensive experience will be a tremendous asset to both our playing squad and perhaps more importantly in developing our current and future goal keepers. The club are committed to developing young players through qualified and experienced coaches and this is the next appointment on the journey to building an environment where young players can flourish”

Vice President David Goodfellow commented “This appointment is yet another great addition to both our coaching and playing teams and will hopefully develop not only our existing keepers while also unearthing future keepers via our youth programmes”.

Rory goes straight into our ongoing senior coaching programme and will attend youth coaching that is now up and running again 6pm to 8pm on a Tuesday and a Wednesday with newcomers welcome and no need to book.

If you are interested in joining the Goalkeeping Academies or trying goalkeeping out, please just speak to any of our coaches or speak direct to Rory at coaching.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the club or learning more, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or review our media platforms. 

Allan McGill

President

Season 2020/21 Membership Update

Membership Update

Season 1st October 2020 to 30th September 2021

With lockdown starting to ease and most members now able to use the facility to various extents across all sections we thought it would be a good time to give you all an update on our thoughts for memberships in relation to season 2020/21
as it was always our intention not to implement any membership renewals until we knew when all sections would be able to come back fully.

With Scottish Government current guidelines confirming competitive sport will be able to return from 24th of August and assuming leagues and competitions starting not long thereafter we feel it is right to run the new season as normal from 1st October 2020 to 30th September 2021 for all sections and members.

Note: We would however note that guidance can change at short notice and there may still be some restrictions in place, but our aim is to plan for a full season and usage of facilities and then deal with any implications as they arise.

In terms of membership fees these will remain as existing as below:


Note:
New member is classed as someone who has not been a playing member of club or any section for last three years.

Payment options will also remain as existing with Senior, Intermediate, Full time students and Over 55s having the option to pay in full by 1st October or pay up over 5 instalments on 1st Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec and Jan with all other members
required to pay in full by 1st October 2020.

Note: Any member who does not pay in full by 1st October or sign up to instalments will not be able to use facility after 1ST October until membership paid in full and membership card will be cancelled

Cricket membership will also remain as existing to be paid by 1st June 2021 with option to pay over 5 instalments also on 1st Feb, Mar, Apr, May and Jun 21.

Finally, please find over a sheet covering frequently asked questions in relation to memberships that will hopefully answer any queries however if you have further membership queries please email our membership Convenor Emma Little at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. alternatively if you have any general queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sent on behalf of,
Paul Hoffman, Cricket President
Duncan Pine, Rugby President
Allan McGill, Hockey President

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q – What do I do if I am unable to pay my membership this year?
A – Contact your section President to speak with them directly to see if we can assist.

Q – Can I defer my membership for a year?
A – Yes just contact our membership convenor Emma to arrange however no use of facility will then be allowed.

Q – How is the club doing financially taking on the impact of Covid19?
A – The club has managed to secure some government grants and reduce its outgoings to a bare minimum during lockdown however as the club opens back up, staff come off furlough and costs increase membership fees will become critical to cover ongoing costs.

Q – What is our membership spent on?
A – 100% of all membership fees raised goes to the running of Uddingston Cricket and Sports club to cover costs such as staff, floodlighting, water, heating, pitch maintenance, clubhouse maintenance, grass cutting etc with sections totally self-sufficient in their delivery of sports and teams.

Q – What percentage of the club’s total income come via membership fees?
A – Membership fees makes up around 40% of the club’s total income with the remainder coming via the bar and functions with around 10% via grants, external lets and other sources, which highlights their importance as we expect a much-reduced income via our bar for next period.

Q – What happens if we need to lock down again or if sport needs to stop again?
A – Simply. We don’t know and will just have to deal with any circumstances as they arise

Q – What can I do as a member to assist?
A – If possible, pay your membership in full on or before 1st October to assist the clubs cashflow however if this doesn’t suit your own cash flow use instalment options as noted. This would include Cricket members who can afford to pay in full by 1st Oct 20 instead of waiting till 1st Jun 21.

Q – There was no AGM for season 19/20 so what is plans for this?
A – This should have happened just as we went into lockdown, so our hope is to hold it later in the year in the clubhouse
rather than trying to do via Zoom etc.

Q – Although AGM didn’t take place have matters still been run in line with club guidelines?
A – Yes, the accounts for financial year 18/19 and 19/20 were presented to and reviewed by our accountants and signed off and bi-monthly board meetings have continued with all sections represented.

Q – How are all sections doing and will they be back soon at similar levels?
A – Although Cricket haven’t manged to have any type of season numbers have remained high at training with good youth numbers remaining plus a weeklong youth cricket camp was also held. Rugby have rebuilt over the summer and have 30 plus signed up for the season ahead with good consistent numbers at training with their youth also continuing to grow. Hockey senior teams are now all back training fully with youth coaching returning on Tuesday 11th Aug plus they have managed to run four weeks of summer camps.

Q – If I want to help the club or have any queries on the club or sections who should I speak to?
A – Our President Allan McGill is always happy to take any questions and if required have a call or meeting so best to contact him in first instance via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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