On behalf of the Manx Hockey Association and the Manx hockey community, we are deeply saddened by the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann, and offer our sincerest condolences to the whole Royal Family.
With gratitude for your tireless efforts over decades of public service and for all you have given to communities in the Isle of Man and across the world.
Thank you.Kim Carney, on behalf of the Manx Hockey Association
Guidance to clubs and players
The guidance below has been put together to help clubs, players and other hockey activity during this period of mourning, and has been updated on 12 September 2022.
While not specific to the Isle of Man, the Government of the United Kingdom has published guidance on community events. Similarly, England Hockey (which the Manx Hockey Association is a member of) has published guidance on community hockey.
In line with this guidance, our current plans are as follows:
- Monday 12 September: The introduction to indoor hockey will go ahead at the NSC as planned.
- Week commencing 12 September: We encourage all hockey clubs to continue with planned training, pre-season friendlies and other hockey activities as they see fit this week. We encourage the use of black armbands* or black ribbons, and a two minute silence, before the activity commences as a mark of respect.
- Saturday, 17 September: Games will go ahead as scheduled. We encourage the use of black armbands* or black ribbons, and a two minute silence, before games commence as a mark of respect.
- Monday, 19 September: Due to the State Funeral, indoor hockey games scheduled for that day will be rescheduled to another date. We will advise further details when possible.
The Manx Hockey Association will pause non-essential activity on social media channels and websites during the period of mourning, and we encourage our constituent clubs to do similarly as they see fit.
*If you do not have black armbands, black electric tape or similar may be an accessible replacement.
12 September 2022 Update: Guidance to clubs and players entirely re-written to reflect plans for the weekend of 17, 18 and 19 September