Making the Best of a Bad Situation

24 April 2020


Making the Best of a Bad Situation

Port Adelaide District Hockey Club

Port Adelaide District Hockey Club is one of the Clubs making the most of this ‘down time’ and Dennis Meredith AM, Club President told me more about what the team has been doing:

“We have taken every opportunity to keep the fabric of the Club together by involving Club members on projects off the field.”

Keeping in mind social distancing restrictions, they are running two volunteer sessions a day, morning and afternoon with four volunteers at each session.  In addition, the Club is fortunate to have qualified tradies who are also volunteering to carry out a variety of construction jobs. 

“We have carpenters, electricians, plumbers, tilers, carpet layers, etc. at our disposal for work that needs these expert skills.

The response has been amazing and reflects the wonderful culture of our Club. 

New LED downlights will be installed at the weekend to replace the old ‘70s fluros.  We have been able to obtain a new 75” Smart TV through member contacts which will be a feature of the upgraded lounge area of the Club.”

The Club hasn’t forgotten about its hockey either and Dennis explained how the coached have been engaging with the players:

“Whilst we have not been able to do any modified training, etc. on the pitch, our highly experienced Club coaches are providing various on-line programmes to keep our players motivated and keen to get back to the Club as soon as it is perfectly safe to do so.”

The Port Adelaide District Hockey Club is certainly adopting a positive approach to the current situation – well done!

**All paint, brushes, rollers, etc. have been kindly donated by club long-time sponsor Gary Johanson, Paint Supplies SA.**