UHU – Guidance to clubs on Season Start and Friendlies

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Season Start Date

Ulster Hockey has had a number of queries regarding the start date for the 2020/21 season.  The Competitions Committee has met to discuss a number of issues around the new season and it is anticipated that the season will commence on the weekend of 26th September 2020.  This is subject to relevant approvals and there being no change in the status of COVID-19 restrictions.  The final arrangements for the season will be formally communicated in due course.


Pre-season Friendlies

A number of clubs have been in contact regarding the current situation with playing matches.  Government guidance has been issued indicating that competitive sport can resume however this must be in parallel to the sport approving and publishing updated return to sport protocols to guide its members.  The updated Hockey Ireland  return to hockey protocols are at final approval stage and it is anticipated these will be published imminently.  It will be communicated to our clubs once these are published and matches can take place from this point.

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