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Welcome to Doha Hockey Club

Doha Hockey Club
warmly welcomes all players keen to play social hockey. The club has a broad player base, from beginners to ex-International and European first division players.  At last count we had players from 22 different countries, ranging in age from 6 to 60!

As the biggest club in Qatar, Doha Hockey Club
has fielded teams in the Qatar Hockey League for the past 4 years. Our primary focus is social hockey; to enjoy the game in a social environment, improve fitness and enrich the experience of working in Qatar.

The club is also extremely active on the International hockey tour circuit, sending teams to play at tournaments in Dubai and Singapore in recent years. We also host tournaments here in Qatar for visiting teams from around the region.

In addition to hockey, the club has a thriving social scene with numerous events on offer throughout the year, ranging from fun days out for the whole family to sophisticated black-tie occasions at 5* hotels.

So regardless of your background, age or ability, come along and join us!


For more information about Doha Hockey Club, please email

info@dohahockeyclub.com

 

New Season 2014 - 2015

Players, Members and Friends,

A new season is approaching and we wanted to update you on the current arrangements for the 2014 – 2015 season.

The over-riding development is that with the forthcoming demolition of Al Rayyan football stadium, Qatar Hockey Federation is no longer facilitating the Al Rayyan hockey grounds’ use for teams in Qatar.  More on this below but you will understand this significantly impacts what we can achieve as a Club.  Rest assured the Executive Committee will be doing all that it can to provide enjoyable hockey in the coming year.  

As always your Executive Committee will seek to run the Club for the benefit of everyone.

On specifics:

Sponsorship – we are in the process of finalising a sponsorship arrangement with Park House School.  Park House will essentially provide playing kit, sundry equipment (balls, sticks, goals etc) and practice facilities for naming rights on our shirts.  

Facilities I – as mentioned above, Al Rayyan is in the process of being demolished and QHF have relinquished any arrangements to use the ground in the interim.  We are in contact with QOC and Al Rayyan directly to see if independent access is still possible and will let you know in due course.  We have heard conflicting rumours about all of access, power, water etc. and whilst we will seek to use Al Rayyan if possible it is completely outside our control.  If anyone working on the sporting front has meaningful contacts at Al Rayyan please do pass them on?  

We will regardless have both indoor and outdoor facilities at Park House School which will allow us to play hockey.  When ready, the outdoor facilities are not full sized and will allow for small games only (think 7-a-side).     

Facilities II – we understand there is a tender out for a new stadium with two pitches to be based in Abu Hamour and to be ready for use in Q1 2016.  

Training – given the change in facilities there is no firm date for the start of the formal training or its format.  We hope to provide a weekday and weekend session as we have in the past.  That is likely to mean:
Tuesday/Wednesday nights   
Friday mornings.  

Given the reduced facilities members should be aware that the form of training will need to be considerably re-worked and expectations should be adjusted accordingly.  

Both sessions will be open to everyone including ladies, juniors and beginners.  

We will look to start getting together, if only for some fitness work, in early September.

DHC Membership – we are proposing that the membership fee will be a flat QR 500 (a fee which will include the new DHC kit).  For new members, DHC Membership Forms are available for download on the website.  

QHF League – as you will understand there will be no organised League in 2014-15.  Whilst we recognise most people want to play competitive hockey it will likely just not be practical.  Where possible touring will act as a substitute (see below).  

Touring – a few hardcore members have fond memories of touring with DHC.  We hope to have ‘mixed’ tours to Dubai (2014) and Singapore (28 th Feb 2015) at a minimum.  There is some early discussion of a Dubai trip (men’s and ladies’ teams) at a date to be confirmed but in October; please let us know by return should you be interested in touring to either Dubai and/or Singapore?  

Pre-season Social(s) – details to be announced but we plan to find ways of gathering as many people as possible together in September.  Please watch out for further details on e-mails, on Facebook and the website.

Volunteers – the Executive Committee will always gratefully receive offers of help across the Club’s structure.  If you have previous experience in contributing to a sports club, or have none but want to help out, please do let us know.   


We look forward to seeing you throughout the season.

Executive Committee
Doha Hockey Club

 
 
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