To join and be part of Leicester Hockey Club, there are a few things you need to know before you sign up. This also forms our main terms and conditions for membership:
Our membership runs over the course of a hockey season whilst we are running training sessions, matches and club events. This is generally a six month period (Oct-Mar). We voted at our AGM in May 2017 and agreed that as of season 2017-18 onwards we will no longer charge a match fee and instead charge a combined fee with annual subscription that can either be made as a one off payment or as a six month subscription payment. This means all members must be signed up, registered and have confirmed their payment arrangements before the first league game.
We offer a subscription membership to cover the season and as a member you need to make sure you maintain these payments, otherwise we reserve the right to cancel your membership. Our membership is excellent value for money but please remember that if you cannot attend a specific session, we do not get any sort of rebate or refund for our fixed costs.
We endeavour to run training every week, however weather conditions may affect the condition of the all weather pitch and we may need to cancel training to ensure player safety. We commit to putting out teams for every fixture we have arranged either through leagues, cups or friendlies. Before you join, please consider this and make sure you are available to play and train the majority of dates that your membership will cover, otherwise you may not get as much value for money.
We try to manage the selection of players carefully and work with our players, however some players are asked to play in different squads from time to time. Unless you have previously told us of unavailability at various points during a match day, we expect that you will play in the squads you are selected for.
All members (not including First team) need to buy club socks and club shorts/skort from our kit shop. We have a variety of other leisure and training wear available, but we only ask that you buy shorts/skort, a pair of black socks and a pair of white socks (for away kit). Team shirts are provided by the team manager on match days. Our club colours are black and white so we ask that all our members adhere to this where possible.
As a club we don't want financial constraints or hardship to be an issue so we ask members to get in touch if they would like a confidential conversation with our treasurer. We have lots of paid opportunities for players who may also be interested in coaching, umpiring and helping on First team match days.