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Newark Hockey Club president Tim Burch hopeful season will start as usual in September

The hockey season may have been suspended, but Newark Hockey Club are doing all they can to keep their players fit and active during lockdown.

Club president Tim Burch said the lack of sport has had a huge impact on everybody involved at Newark, but he is hopeful things will pick up again when the league starts again in September.

“The leagues were all cancelled of course, but there were no major cost implications for us luckily,” he said.

“We have cancelled the pitch, our presentation evenings, and everything else that we had planned, but hopefully we will be able to pick up on the beginning on the season in September.

“It has had a huge impact on everybody hockey-wise, especially the juniors who were looking forward to this month.”

The club are looking at putting individual training drills on their YouTube channel in a bad to keep fitness and interest up.

England Hockey are yet to declare a final outcome for its league system following the suspension of hockey activity until the end of June. The men’s 1sts and 3rds are both promotion hopefuls.

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