AGM 21st May 2020

The Avoca Hockey Club Annual General Meeting was held on 21st May 2020 via zoom.

Reports are as follows:

LHA AGM 2020

Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Leinster Hockey Association 202010th July 2020

Venue: Three Rock Rovers HC (Pitch) at 19:30

Due to the Covid19 restrictions currently in place and in light of the Company’s requirement under Statutory Law to hold the AGM on/by 10th July 2020, the Board has determined to hold the AGM on 10th July 2020.

The Board has determined the following in respect of this meeting

1.       The normal agenda will not be followed

2.       There will be five items on the agenda (detailed below)

3.       A full General Meeting of the Leinster Hockey Association will take place no later than 30th September (subject to compliance with Government and HSE guidelines in respect of Covid-19).

Ladies 1sts Coaching Announcement

Ladies 1sts Coaching announcement 2020/2021:

Avoca Hockey Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Noelle Farrell as Ladies 1st team Head Coach. Noelle takes the Head coach role following 2 seasons as Avoca 1st team Assistant coach. Noelle brings a wealth of coaching experience. She is the current Irish U17 girls Head Coach, U16 Assistant Coach and Leinster U16 Head coach and completed the Coaches for Europe Development programme in 2018/2019. As a player Noelle represented Leinster at U21 and won an Irish Senior Cup with UCD in 2012, among other honours.

Noelle will be joined on the coaching ticket by Anna Richardson who will take the role of Assistant Coach/player. Anna is another UCD Alumni who returned to her home club last season. As a player Anna has represented Ireland at U21 and U23 level and won back to back EY Hockey League and Irish Senior Cups with UCD in 2017/2018 and EY Champions Trophy in 2017. Anna is Head Coach of Newpark Senior Girls and Assistant Coach of Leinster U16 girls.

All in Avoca wish you the best of luck for the season ahead #Avocaambition

LHA Finance Working Group

Following the recent online roadshow, we have had a great response to our call for volunteers to join some of the LHA Working Groups.  However, we have identified one area that we are urgently seeking people to get involved with – the Finance Working Group.  This is a critical function within the Leinster Hockey Association and we need to appoint a group of 3-5 people, one of whom would assume the role of Treasurer, to oversee the finances of the organisation.

The day to day accounts (invoicing/debtors/creditors) are managed by the Executive Officer, so the role of the Finance Working Group would be to oversee monthly accounts, produce/assess financial statements and ownership of the budget.

The company has recently moved to an online account package (SAGE).

We are asking for representatives from your clubs to come forward onto this essential Working Group and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sent on behalf of the LHA Board