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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



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Let’s celebrate another great year for DHC!

And there is no better way than to organize a BALL!
WHEN: 16 JANUARY 2015 (FRIDAY), 7PM – 2AM
WHERE: RUGBY CLUB
DRESS CODE: BLACK TIE !
PROVIDED: 5* FOOD BUFFET, GOOD MUSIC, GREAT COMPANY. Alcoholic drinks must be purchased separately, but rugby club has the lowest prices in Doha
PRICE: I will collect 270 QR per person, but if we have 40+ people the price will go down. Below 18 are allowed.


Please send me your confirmation ASAP!
Kasia

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December update

Players, Members and Friends,

With a short Xmas break approaching (see below) we thought this would be a good time to summarise where we are.  
We continue to use Deutsche Schule on a Tuesday evening and Saturday morning and although the times are impossible for many and numbers have dropped a little on average we are still seeing 10-15people in attendance with a good mixture of juniors, ladies and more experienced men.  

At present we propose that the last training session before Xmas will be Tuesday 23
rd December and we will re-convene on Tuesday 6thJanuary, 2015.   The school is available over the holidays so if there is sufficient demand we may be able to run impromptu sessions in-between.  Please shout if this is the case!
You will be glad to hear that the Park House pitch is in the process of being re-laid and we hope that it will be available for our return on the 6
thJ anuary at which point we can re-visit training times (i.e. make Tuesday night later).  If not we will continue to use Deutsche Schule at the current days and times.  
Your Committee would like to thank all Members for their patience and continued support as we balance the needs of the Members as a whole.  The Park House pitch should see us move closer to normality and if it is any consolation do bear in mind that DHC are the only Club playing any hockey in Qatar at the moment.  
As always if Members have suggestions as to how the format can be improved, whilst remaining inclusive we welcome your constructive suggestions. Similarly in suggesting changes to format we would welcome support in terms of coaching, setting of drills etc from the more experienced members.


As importantly and on other issues:

 Tour –we have provisionally registered for Hong Kong 6s which will be held Friday 3
rd–Saturday 4th April 2015.  

We have had eighteen people express interest in playing.  We have no more detail to give you at the moment as HKFC 6s Committee has yet to post any details; we can only tell you more when we have it.  
However, we are planning to enter two men’s and one ladies team (separate competitions) and past experience would suggest players need to be in Hong Kong on Thursday 2
nd April for a full schedule on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th April.  Players are free to depart on Saturday night.  
Your Committee is proposing that to ensure some level of commitment a QR 300 down-payment is made which will cover a tour top with the remainder going into the kitty.  More on this in due course but we will look to collect this mid-January.
If you would like to tour and haven’t already done so, please contact Vik (viknis78@yahoo.com) who will coordinate responses. Note however, Members will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation

 Social(s) –we plan an outing at the Rugby Club on 9th January as a ‘Welcome to 2015’ and something more suited to the non-adults later in the month.  

As a reminder if you intend to join us for the 2014/15 season all members are required to complete a copy of the DHC Registration Form, DHC Waiver & DHC Code of Conduct.
For those of you already planning to be away over Xmas we wish you safe travels and see you in the New Year.

Executive Committee

Doha Hockey Club 15
th December, 2014

Season update 2014-15

Players, Members and Friends,
We have been up and running for a few weeks at the Deutsche Schule.  On average we are seeing 20 -25 people in attendance with a good mixture of juniors, ladies and more experienced men.  

As a reminder the details are:
Where: Deutsche Schule,Doha (http://www.ds-doha.de/en/administration-2/directions/)
When:Tuesdays 5.00 –7.00pmand Saturdays 9.00 –11.00am
Your Committee would like to re-emphasise that with the mix of juniors, ladies and men the Club has to balance the needs of the Members as a whole; we will by definition not please everyone all of the time.  However, we hope as many people as possible will enjoy what we are doing in this challenging interim period.
Again, we appreciate the times and format will not suit everyone but we have no flexibility on the former and this in turn restricts what we can do in terms of format.  So at the moment we will continue broadly as we have to date i.e. commencing with 20minutes of fitness; 30 minutes of drills and then small quick fire games whilst being mindful of enjoyment and safety for all. This likely means rotation and sitting out for 7-10 minutes but that should be seen as an opportunity to recuperate for the next game rather than downtime.  
On Saturdays we are able to utilize the hall a little later and the intent is to run a little longer game for the senior players at the end of the session for those interested.
If Members have suggestions as to how the format can be improved, whilst remaining inclusive, and in the knowledge we cannot change the Tuesday time but have some flexibility to extend Saturday we welcome your constructive suggestions. Similarly in suggesting changes to format we would welcome support in terms of coaching, setting of drills etc from the more experienced members.

As importantly and on other issues:

Tour –we are canvassing opinion on threepossible options:
o Hong Kong –6-a-side outdoor on astro-turf(Friday 3rd–Sunday 5thApril 2015)
o Singapore –6-a-side (mixed) outdoor on grass(last week in Feb/first week in March, 2015)
o Dubai –indoor (dates to be confirmed)

Please let us know if you are interested to tour?  For all events we need to be able to commit with some certainty that we can field a side.This means we need people to respond and be committed barring unforeseen circumstances. We need to have a good sense of numbers by 30
th November to be able to submit application forms to the organizers. Please contact Vik (viknis78@yahoo.com) who will coordinate responses.


Social(s) –after the ‘Beach Day’ on Saturday next up will be a ‘Welcome to 2015’gathering of some kind as opposed to Xmas which is already a busy time for everyone.  


As a reminder if you intend to join us for the 2014/15 season all members are required to complete a copy of the DHC Registration Form, DHC Waiver & DHC Code of Conduct.
We look forward to seeing you throughout the season.

Executive Committee



Upcoming tours


Dear All,



I am sure you have seen the information on two International Hockey events that could be attended by our players.



We now need your commitment in order to decide which one (or both) to attend.



If we have larger group, we may be able to secure some discounts for flights or hotels.



1.       SINGAPORE 6s  28th FEB (SATURDAY) – 01st March (SUNDAY) - (I was there last year and believe me it was great)



2.       HONGKONG 6s 3rd  (FRIDAY) – 5th APRIL (SUNDAY)



Please let me or Vik know, it would be great to organize a group asap, so the flight tickets can be purchased on 18th December when Qatar Airways is doing their National Day promo.



Some people (including me) are also thinking of taking more days off and going to close by countries, for example Philippines for 5 days and then Hong Kong for weekend, making it a bit more of a trip.



Kasia

 
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