Please can we urge you if you have not already to either register for your free ticket or buy a £10 ticket for the grandstand. You do not need to show these on the day. You can only access the Grandstand if you have your name on the list of pre-brought tickets. There may be some seats available on the day to buy from the ticket booth found in between the pitches (but please note that on the day will not include chips or soft drinks due to limitations on catering).
We anticipate that the balcony will be very busy and that the best view will likely be from the Grandstand which is also covered. Pre brought tickets also come with a soft drink and portion of chips brought to your seat! We want to make sure the stands are packed and by buying a ticket you are helping cover the costs of bringing the stands in. It should help us build a great atmosphere.
If you have a free ticket take the opportunity to use the steps and get around the outside of the pitch- again it will help make for a fantastic atmosphere!
Firstly weather is set cold but dry- dress warmly. We also strongly encourage all Southgate supporters to wear red, be that club kits or fancy dress or anything reasonably suitable, wear your Southgate hats and scarves and make as much noise to support the teams as possible.
Match Day programmes are being sold and ALL the money taken is going to charity. A lot of work has gone into making them with huge thanks to Michelle for designing them and Mike Burman for his generosity in printing them- we encourage everyone to buy one as a great souvenir, a guide to the day and most importantly to show support to our great charities. Every penny made from the sales goes directly to all 3 charities.
10 Tickets £20 – https://pay.gocardless.com/BRT0001S7A1J505
5 Tickets £10 – https://pay.gocardless.com/BRT0001S79Z5AZ4
2 Tickets £5 – https://pay.gocardless.com/BRT0001S79Y161D
The club house is likely to be very busy especially between the hours of 3pm and 7pm so please where possible use the outside bar by the sand pitch which has a great range of drinks and snacks. Queues for drinks may be longer than usual; so please be patient and polite especially with centre staff who are working double shifts to keep us all fed and watered. Freshly made pizzas and burgers will be available to buy in the top car park right by the club house.
Team teas will be served as usual but this week in the heated marquee as we have a hot drinks and food stall by the kitchen.
Although we encourage people to come by public transport or car share we anticipate we should be able to use the lower field for over flow parking- please note there is no parking in the top car park. Once again please leave ample time to get to the club on Saturday- we anticipate it could get busy down Snake’s Lane from 2pm and again after the final whistle has blown on the M1. We have a team of parking attendants on the day who will be working very hard to keep cars moving- but again please be patient.
Please do take lots of pictures and videos and share these on your social media- it all helps create a buzz and draws people to the live stream for those unable to make it on the day.
LIVE STREAM : https://youtube.com/live/nRNNjlHifHw?feature=share
TWITTER : https://twitter.com/SouthgateHC
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/southgatehc
INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/southgatehockeyclub/
If you see litter around- it helps everyone if you could pick it up and put it in a bin. Please don’t leave it to Liz to be left with this.
All pints will be served in SHC plastic pints. These cost a pound. If returned after use the £1 will be donated to the charities.
Card only. All bars are card only. Members cards can be used at the main bar, but because of technology limitations cannot be used at the coffee shop or the outside tuck shop and bar.
I hope you all have a great day, it is a great opportunity for Southgate and hopefully will be a day to remember for many years