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Our Community – Hawks@90

Our Community - Hawks@90

Hockey is unique in its ability to bring generations, genders and abilities together.  Our club has always been about more than just a game, and in our 90-year history we’ve sought to bring together players, their family and friends and the community to enjoy the game, to socialise and to celebrate our sport.

As we turn 90 we will focus hard on building on this foundation to create an even more integrated, active and engaged hockey community for all in the Oxford area, creating a sense of belonging for all.

What can we all do to drive the OHHC Community forwards?

There are a number of elements to our plan which aim to build on our strong community foundations as we take the next steps forward - all of which must recognise how our individual actions roll up into the wider sense of squad, club and community and which will set us apart and make Oxford Hawks a club to be proud to be part of.
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Our Members

  • Take pride in putting on the Hawks shirt - striving to bring our very best to the Club whilst respecting team-mates, captain, the umpires, the opposition and above all, the spirit of our game.
  • Making the game happen - Recognise the efforts of their team captain, coaches and club officials and to get involved in supporting the Club as and when we can.
  • The game's not over after the final whistle - Expect to always return to the clubhouse after a game to socialise with team-mates and opposition and to enjoy team teas with a drink.
  • Its the small things - Managing availability on Teamo makes a huge difference in helping team captains to organise teams and coaches to organise training.
  • Encourage family and friends - To come along to BRN to watch a game first-hand and enjoy the offering from the pitch side kiosk or the clubhouse bar. Maybe even encourage them to buy a bit of Hawks merch to use while they cheer you on!
  • Club mentality - Always think of ourselves as part of a wider Club and Community. Share and contribute to our real-world and social-media driven activity to help on all fronts.

Our Club

  • Follow the Hawks Way – a set of principles to underpin our behaviours on and off the pitch.
  • Publicise, attend and get involved in the full spectrum of events and activities in the club calendar, which will include getting Hawks involved in wider hockey-related activities such as group trips to international games.
  • Get involved in Our Future – get trained to be a coach, or just come along to help at training.  Be a Youth Team Manager
  • Pay it forwards by  becoming an adult mentor to help Young Players transition to Adult Hockey
  • Get involved in Our Clubhouse  - perhaps by fundraising, finding corporate sponsorship from local business or your firm, or applying your professional skills?
  • Volunteer onto the Management Team – this club won’t run itself!
  • Wider Community - Recognise that Oxford Hawks is part of a much wider hockey and Oxford/Oxfordshire Community.
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Our Squads

  • It’s the best team that generally wins. We should always remember that we all belong to a squad, and whilst that may change through the season for any individual, decisions are made for the squad first.
  • Come down to BRN to watch other teams: The kiosk and the stands provide a great environment to get behind our other squads as they play – and the sideline support makes all the difference to our teams as they compete at all levels.
  • Post-match teas, and the post-game rituals are an integral part of the game.  As such the whole squad should be in the clubhouse after the game, providing a fun and friendly way to embed the Hawks community, and provide a valuable opportunity to build lifelong friendships across the hockey family – within and beyond our club.
  • Share the ups and downs! No game is complete without a friendly highlights review (over teas), scores and scorers published (on our new clubhouse scoreboard), players of the match selected and even a brief (sometime tongue-in-cheek)  match report compiled!
  • Socialise:  Participate fully in the club social calendar.

Our Community

  • Encourage others to come and try our sport.  See if your local school is interested in our Hockey 2000
  • Be social! Help us all to create an inclusive social club where all are welcome - a family-centred atmosphere, integrated into the local Community.
  • Use the clubhouse outside of your trips to play and train - We are planning for the clubhouse to have predicable opening hours, providing an extensive mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and offering televised sporting events.
  • Our community-centred activities, including school outreachare an important part of our )
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Explore our four key pillars...

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Our Community

Putting community at the heart of our sport, our club and our city

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Our Home

Enhancing and eventually replacing the clubhouse as a cornerstone of our club

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A Team

Our Management

Running our club as a modern, forward-thinking and sustainable way

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Our Future

Nurturing Young People to be the sustainable heart of our community on and off the pitch

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We've all got to get involved

To make our vision for Hawks@90 happen we need your help, support, ideas and passion.

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