|To all our HFHC members,The last few months have been a challenge for all of us, and we hope you and your family are keeping well.|
The Board of Directors have been working diligently behind the scenes with our municipal partners, Field Hockey Ontario, and community members to answer the question that has been on all our minds:
When can we get back to playing sports?
It has not been an easy question to answer considering all the unknowns that are still swirling about. And while getting our members back on the field is important, your health and safety (and that of our community at large) must take priority. With Halton Region now in the province’s Stage 2 of reopening, we have been trying to understand what this could mean for us as a sport club.
We have had to make the difficult decision to not resume our Youth, Junior, Senior, and U12 Thrashers programs at this time. The current restrictions from the province, the guidelines from FHO that we are required to follow, and the limited access to facilities in the region prevent us from offering you the programs that you have come to expect from us. We will continue to work on reimagining those programs as restrictions (hopefully!) continue to ease and we can get more athletes safely back on the field to play our great game. If you would like to know more about these guidelines and restrictions, the Program Directors have all the details and will be able to review them with you.
The U15 and U18 Thrashers teams will continue with virtual training in anticipation of Provincial competition into 2021. A Return-to-Train program is being developed and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
We have been humbled by the offers of support and assistance while we have been working through all these changes to understand our ‘new normal’. It will take some time and some patience, but we will be back on the field one day. Thank you all, and be safe.
HFHC Board of Directors