Luton Town Hockey Club 'incredibly excited' to be making its Happy Return to action

Why not get involved in the Luton News and Dunstable Gazette’s Happy Returns feature too?

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 5:59 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 6:00 pm

With society tentatively opening up in line with the Government’s roadmap out of the pandemic, the News/Gazette wants to be with our readers every step of the way.

We want to hear your positive stories about how you/your family, your business, your club/society or maybe your sports team is re-emerging from the restrictions which have made the past year so challenging. See information at the end of this story for more details on getting involved.

Here Luton Town Hockey Club tells its story...

Luton Town Hockey Club

“The past several months have undoubtedly been tough for many, however as the country begins the process of emerging from its hibernation, we at Luton Town Hockey Club are incredibly excited to get back to the sport we love!

“For us, there’s no better feeling than putting on your kit on a Saturday morning, having a good old run around and then having a laugh and a catch-up with the team over teas afterwards!

“Our first ever Virtual Race Night in February was a roaring success, and a Virtual Cocktail Night is now in the works – however we’re hopeful that this can soon be held in the comfort of our clubhouse!

“We’ve also got the launch of our brand-new club kit to look forward to at the end of May, which we are incredibly excited to reveal to our club members and wider hockey community!

Luton Town Hockey Club

“We’re still in the process of looking for kit sponsors, so if anyone is interested or would like some more information on what this entails, please get in touch with us via the contact information below.

“The most important thing we have to look forward to is the resumption of hockey activities from Saturday 10th April! We are so excited to see our club members again, and any new faces too!

“Whether you’re ex-international or have never picked up a stick before in your life, there’s a place for you at LTHC, and both new and returning members will be welcomed back with open arms (or maybe just an elbow-tap for now!).

“If anyone is interested in joining us or wants more information on how they can get involved, both on and off the pitch, please email James at [email protected]. We can’t wait to see you all!

> Why not get involved in the Luton News and Dunstable Gazette’s Happy Returns feature? We’d be delighted to hear details of how businesses and the community are emerging from the restrictions of the pandemic.

It might be news of a business relaunching, your youth sports team resuming its matches, how your school is coping with the ongoing challenges, how your club or society is ditching Zoom and is looking to meet face-to-face again, a family reunion or celebration which can finally go ahead, or the many other examples of events and activities we all took for granted slowly returning.

This is a great chance to tell your story over the coming weeks and months ahead. Submit 100-300 words to this newspaper on how the pandemic has had an impact, how you’ve kept going and most importantly news of your ‘Happy Return’ when it’s deemed safe.

We’d also love to receive photos of those joyful reunions/reopenings. Please send all details to [email protected]Here’s a handy reminder of the remaining roadmap steps.

> From April 12, non-essential retail, hairdressers and public buildings can open. Also outdoor settings like alcohol takeaways, beer gardens, zoos and theme parks can welcome visitors. Indoor leisure like swimming pools and gyms can open. Funerals can continue with up to 30 people, and weddings up to 15 guests.

> From May 17, ‘rule of six’ abolished for outdoor gatherings and replaced with a limit of 30 people. Two households can mix indoors - with the rule of six applied in hospitality settings like pubs. Cinemas, hotels, performances and sporting events can reopen. Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions, funerals and wakes.

> From June 21, all legal limits on social contact is intended to be removed, with the final closed sectors of the economy reopened.